Boarding House – Episode 6

Missed Cues and Confusion

 Carmichael House Angela googled Jake Lukas. None of the images with that name were of Mr. Gorgeous. He didn’t even have a Facebook page. She leaned back on the couch, blank-staring at the screen. A few nights previous, at Steve and Rosa’s home-group dinner, he charmed everyone, including her. She scanned the ceiling, unconsciously twirling […]

“It is a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Doing Good in Our Lifetime

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it […]

Boarding House – Episodes 3-5

Angela's Return to Redemption

Episode 3 Redemption Church Sunday Morning In the foyer, Angela removed her scarf and smoothed her hair. Redemption Church had not changed its downtown brick exterior, nor its industrial, wood and cement interior. The foyer, abuzz with people of all ages—more in number than she remembered—was like being home for vacation with all the joy […]

Melting Pot Monday – Falling in Love to a Mambo Rhythm

True Stories Behind the Novel - 90 Miles to Freedom

Once upon a time, my mother, E for Elvira, was fifteen-years-old and enjoying a teenager’s life on the largest island in the Caribbean, just 90 miles from America’s shore. Warm temperatures and crystal blue seas, bordered by white sand beaches, made the island of her birth, the world’s most desirable vacation destination. Her city, overflowing […]