Spring on a street corner

Spring on a street corner

Spring on a street corner As a child, I hated spring. I’m sure growing up in Cleveland had a lot to do with my feelings towards this season of transition. I enjoyed the time leading up to spring. Winter in the snowbelt meant months of sledding, skating, and snow...
The importance of travel

The importance of travel

The importance of travel I stepped through tall grasses and cattails as I made my way through the marshland. Hermit crabs poked out of bubbling caverns. The crustaceans scurried over my feet while clasping at the air with their pincers. Harmless and cute, I thought...
How I learned history

How I learned history

How I learned history Positive memories of my childhood and how I grew up as a young Army wife Positive memories of my childhood revolve around culture and history. My parents were educators, so my siblings and I were surrounded by experiences revolving around...

Inspired by my battle buddy

By Elizabeth Aslakson Three years ago, while living in New England, an incident involving my black German Sheperd, Bear, spurred my interest in writing. After days of below zero wind chills, I decided Bear and I needed to get out of our clapboard cottage for a change...