Director’s Choice

In the twenty-five years I directed high school drama, I came to dread the first read-through after casting a show: there was always “drama” in drama. I told the cast I based my casting decisions on the actor’s previous experience and devotion as well as his or her size, shape…

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Allergies

No matter how high tech the doctor’s office, it seems every visit requires a handwritten, manual update for the chart. I’m particularly amused by the allergy list on the back of the form: I won’t do it, but here’s what I’m tempted to put on that clipboard page: I AM…

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Unretired

One of my only remaining great-aunts lives in a skilled nursing facility nearby. Her late husband was a minister and Aunt Eloise shared his calling devotedly. I have met few women who express such confidence and boldness in prayer. I have seen her pray for others in stores and the…

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Beach Restoration

Beach Restoration

 In my part of Florida, coastal volunteers often spend days replanting sea oats to prevent erosion from our frequent hurricanes. They watch and mark sea turtle nests and arrange lighting so that the baby turtles can get to the sea. Other workers replant baby oysters to harvest in later years.…

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