My heart broke as my brother and I sat in our parents’ TV room watching a recording of what happened to Serena that day on the courts at the US Open. The umpire issued a violation to Serena for allegedly receiving coaching from the stands. What the umpire says is inaudible on the video, but Serena’s voice rings out clearly, as does her raw emotion. “You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life! I have a… Read more »

I waited patiently for the Lord He inclined and heard my cry He brought me up out of the pit Out of the miry clay I will sing, sing a new song I will sing, sing a new song How long to sing this song How long to sing this song How long…how long…how long… How long…to sing this song He set my feet upon a rock And made my footsteps firm Many will see Many will see and fear… Read more »

Well, I’ve finally accepted, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, that despite my protestations, the holidays are, in fact, coming once again. I used to really love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. For as long as I could remember, my maternal family would meet at my grandparents’ house in Harrisburg, PA. It was a messy tableau of a scene with aunts, uncles, sisters, cousins, and significant others as far as the eye could see. In the later years, there were… Read more »