You could be forgiven for thinking the greeting card industry is dying. Youโ€™d be wrong. The invention of email promised to kill the postal industry in total, but it was an empty threat.ย  The personal touch of pen and ink is one that just canโ€™t be replaced....

I should have taken more notice of the graffiti when I arrived at the Highbrooks. But the sad fact is that the strange scribblings on the complex were the least of my worries here. Traveling alone is never something I would recommend when you are in an...

Iโ€™ve had an effect on people ever since I was a child. I canโ€™t explain it and itโ€™s driven me to the brink of insanity. I never asked or prayed for it. In fact, I donโ€™t even know if I believe in God. But the...

I pulled into the bar parking lot and stopped the car. I sat there for a moment, letting the engine idle as I thought about what I was doing. I knew my wife and kids were at home waiting for me, but I just couldnโ€™t...

Last week, something happened in my house. Something I couldnโ€™t believe and still am having a hard time believing. I donโ€™t have an overactive imagination, and I donโ€™t scare easy. I donโ€™t believe in ghosts, aliens, the paranormal, and all the rest of the horror...

I gently lowered the canoe into the calm water. Matt stood behind me, clutching the two oars, anxious to start fishing. Ripples rose to life and expanded out into the vast lake, quiet trumpets that announced our entry into the cool blue realm. The sun crept...

I went camping a few weeks ago. I wanted to be alone after my recent break-up and thought some quiet time with nature would help clear my head. I picked a mountain at random in New Hampshire. Iโ€™m not going to tell you which one....

It was a cloudless, sapphire-blue sky that day. We had the camping trip planned for a month, and it took even longer than that for us to coordinate our vacations, so that we could all be there together. It was a reunion I had dreamed...

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