The 80s. A totally rad decade when hair was taken to new heights, we all wanted our MTV and everyone knew the answer to, "who you gonna call?" The Breakfast Club enlightened us about detention and Marty McFly took us back to the future.
And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete finds grace in life's simplest moments. Through poems, essays and stories, readers journey from beaches, mountain streams and city parks to destinations in realms seldom visited, both inside and outside the physical world...
A young boy, orphaned in a faraway land, is taken in by a local Buddhist temple. In his teenage years, he contemplates his future. The Odyssey of a Monk follows his life, chronicling those he meets and the teachings he receives. This story is but one of many possibilities.
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Frightened by their new teacher, Ava, Ellie and Griffin are not excited about the new school year. Their fear is replaced with curiosity about Miss Snoddy. Every day she wears old-fashioned clothes smelling of moth balls and lace-up, black leather shoes.
The places we end up in this life depend on the paths we take. Some paths are smooth, some bumpy, others wind, but all of them are laced with emotion. Kindled by Robert Frost's 1916 poem, "The Road Not Taken," Suzette McIntyre and Kerrie Flanagan explore the paths we DO take.