The Year I Last Believed

I held my breath and pushed “PLAY” on the clunky, black and silver cassette recorder. It was Christmas morning, and I was on the verge of a discovery that would squelch a part of my childhood I could never reclaim. REWIND As a kid, I was a keen enthusiast of Nancy Drew, whose intuition, cleverness,…

No Matter How Dark the Night

Thursday, December 3. My grandmother would’ve turned 99 that day. She’s been gone for 10 years now. How would she have reacted if she were alive to read the headlines that morning?   14 killed in California mass shooting; 2 suspects dead in shootout Baltimore on edge as Freddie Gray police trials begin Planned Parenthood…