Posts by CoralM

Challenger Deep

Posted by on May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

I was looking at some historical speeches today and I happened to catch one I’d never heard before, but has quite a lot of childhood emotion wrapped up in it for me: Reagan’s speech following the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. It’s striking to me, while I’m no fan of Reagan’s in particular, that his love for this country and its institutions is so obvious in every line. And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful...

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A Post About Nothing

Posted by on May 6, 2016 | Comments Off on A Post About Nothing

A Post About Nothing

Okay, I guess that’s not really fair. It’s a post about everything! As I announced a few months ago, my day job ended on the last day of April. It was a bittersweet parting for me. I’d been working at that company for almost ten years. Truthfully, most of my identity as an adult revolved around that job and it was a little scary to consider it no longer being a part of my life. That said, I was tired of it too. I felt like it stifled my creativity and the stress created obstacles for my writing. When one door closes another usually opens. In this case my new door is a new...

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