The Spirit of Christmas

“I want my presents before Christmas!” Six-year-old Scott stood with legs apart and hands on hips with a determined look on his face. His gaze swept from his Mom to the presents under the Christmas tree and back again. Maddy Stone glanced at him momentarily then returned to putting finishing touches on the food in…

Reality Check

What do you do with a wandering one who only wants to play? Who groans at the dawn of a morning sun At the start of another day.   Whose goal in life, hang out with friends And begone with the thought of toil, To scorn advice or make amends When self-laid plans unfurl.  …

The Boa

Westlake was one of those ideal suburbs the average person who hasn’t lived in the tropics can only dream of as they flick through slick brochures promoting vacations where snows never fall, and you are only minutes away from some exotic scene reminding one of their good fortune living in a tropical paradise. On a…