The Warehouse

Gears with interlocking teeth rotating away, grinding together in their slow orbits as yet another day passes. As they turn, the lights flicker awake, pulleys and levers do their work, and the various machinery comprising this particular warehouse hums alive. Yes, another day of the gears turning, another day of the machinery, the pulleys, the…

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What Matters Today: Rediscovery

I have always been drawn to music. From the time I could remember, I was fascinated with songs, the words they used, the sounds they produced, the ways they could make me feel. My first love at a young 4 years old was Shania Twain; I could listen to her Come on Over album on…

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The Table

There was an empty place at the table. Every night, at 6 p.m., there it sat, expectantly waiting for its occupant. A glass filled, a fork and knife flanking an empty plate, all resting atop a patterned placemat. Every night, at 6 p.m., there it sat. Empty. Always, always empty. But always, always set. Every…

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What Matters Today: Soul Food

Rich and robust. Comforting and homey. Delicious and satisfying. When I think of those words, I think about the tastiest, most mouthwatering soul food ever. I think about macaroni and cheese, crispy fried chicken, and big, buttery pound cake. I think about the endless servings, the heaping helpings, the genuine love that seems to be…

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