Turtle Mother Love

Every day when I enter my garden I must watch my step. It has become the favorite egg laying sanctuary of the neighborhood turtles. Out of the Charles River they emerge, in the weeks of the full moon. The wood and wire fence that surrounds the garden to keep animals out doesn’t deter […]

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My Name

My Name is Solace

Sol·ace (noun) comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. I have always taken pride that my name is in the dictionary. Other kids would marvel as I showed off my name right there, a word plain simple and yet so complicated. People always wonder why I was named Solace. Were […]

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The Heart of Halloween

Halloween

When I was little my Nana and I lived in a building with 90 condominiums that looked like 12 other buildings in the same complex that now has over 100. Our building sat on a golf course. When I took my own kids there, they were shocked at how I could live in […]

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A Forest of Love

Diana Lea Burkholder

This is a love story about my Friend Diana. You have never met another person like her. She and I are total opposites. She is quiet I am loud, she is an introvert I am an extrovert but still she always has accepted me as I was and enjoyed my company my humor […]

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Even if you take the long way around dreams DO come true

Spread your love story

I just turned 42 Sunday. Then yesterday I got engaged to my very best friend. Sounds romantic right? It was…. on the one sunny day we’ve seen in what seems like a month and on the gorgeous marginal way in Ogunquit. The day was absolutely perfect. Our friends and family are thrilled. We […]

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Sibling Love

sibling love

When I was a kid I dreamed of one day having a large family with lots of kids, kind of like the movie Cheaper By The Dozen. I hoped they’d be close and look out for one another. Well I didn’t end up with enough kids to field a sports team, but I […]

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