A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father Written by Paula Smellie June 17, 2020 When you walk a thousand miles with someone, you really get to know who they are. And so it was with my father, Alton Bernard, because  I walked with him. A lot. Throughout my childhood, I went...
The Race

The Race

The Race Written by Paula Smellie June 2, 2020 Let’s get serious.  Let’s get ser-i-ooooous. Let’s get serious and fall in looove.   It is June of 1980 and the chorus from Jermaine Jackson’s latest hit is on auto play in my head.  Shaky and vulnerable as a newborn...
Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Tree of Life Written by Paula Smellie May 31, 2020 Truro, Nova Scotia, 1976    Ribbons of sunlight fell across the tree limb on which Carol sat. She was winding strands of her golden hair around a leaf stem and reading the best book ever—Where the Wild Things Are....