Category: Reflections

A love of reading, a love of learning

by Hannah Ueland illustrations by Jeannine Erasmus My earliest adventures were solving crimes with Nancy Drew and living on a train with the boxcar children. I have rowed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics with the University of Washington’s men’s rowing…

1944 Sanitorium

by June Spence Inside a small wooden picture frame I have taken to keeping on my desk lately, there is a charming hand-stitched scene of a sort-of Spanish villa with arched doorways, turrets, and bougainvillea spilling over the walls, the colors…

The amazing grace of friendship

by Nation Hahn illustration by Brian Hubble Friend (n.) – One attached to another by affection or esteem (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We toss the word friend around easily. There are Facebook “friends.” We call the person we just met for coffee for…

Coming home

by Hampton Williams Hofer Barely eighteen and way over-packed, I left Raleigh in late August of 2005, bound for Charlottesville. I knew exactly four people in the state of Virginia, which is the way it should be. According to the…

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