Day One/June 25, 2023 Family vacation June 2023. Destination – southwestern Colorado. Travelers – myself, Trever, Sarah, Abby, my mom and Abby’s fiancee Sean. Reservations were made months ago, preparations took weeks, and my anxiety before this vacation was through the roof. We left home at the ungodly hour of 4:45 a.m. and drove to

There was enough time to talk things through Not much was left unsaid. The pain was mostly controlled in the end Your rest a welcome respite. The waiting endless yet impossibly brief The sterile rooms felt sacred. Your death like your life mostly on your terms Leaving memories and love to sustain us. -Karri Temple

At the beginning of Lent each year, I hang a banner that I made several years ago inspired by my friend and resource for all things Episcopalian, Jerusalem Greer. Crafted of book pages and die cut letters, one side of the banner spells out the word REMEMBER and on Easter Sunday the banner is flipped

Our society, myself included, has become absolutely obsessed with true crime. Beyond a basic interest in current news stories, there are podcasts, websites, streaming documentaries and more dedicated to the salacious details behind cases involving everything from petty crime to murder. And that is not necessarily a bad thing. Widespread media attention can sometimes lead

Norman and Nathan. Those were the names of the two kittens we adopted from an event at a pet store in North Little Rock in July of 2007 from the Maumelle Friends of the Animals. Sweet and shy, they took a few days to adjust to our home, where they were rechristened Jack and Harry.