Lessons on Compassion

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. An Extraordinary State of Being by Jennifer N. and Nichole Fenwick

Strange New World

Strange New World

Hurricane Micheal has altered the landscape of the Florida Panhandle so drastically that it often feels like I’m existing in a different place entirely.  It’s is like living in a strange new world. Landmarks the I used to pass by, often without a thought, are seen more clearly now in their absence. Photo by Linda [...]

Hurricane Michael: Before and After

Like so many, Hurricane Michael has altered our lives in ways we are just beginning to discover. John snapped this picture of our house back in September and then the one below it a few days after Michael blew through. (My new car is under the carport). At first, the devastation was overwhelming, but having [...]

Bay District Schools Decimated by Michael

The gym at Jinks Middle School where my daughter, Emma, played basketball is no more. Hurricane Michael caused millions of dollars in damage to schools in the area. Superintendent Bill Husfelt says plans are underway to resume school no later than November 12. Portable buildings are being placed on campuses that are still viable. Students [...]

The Eye of the Storm

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, our lives and homes were forever altered. Hurricane Michael blew through the Panhandle region of Florida and left a path of immense destruction in his wake. Nothing would ever be the same. Though we'd prepared, on the morning of October 10, at 4:30 am, John and I decided staying in [...]