Better Days Are Coming (Places in the Heart)

Places in the Heart is the movie that won Sally Field her second Oscar. It’s the story of the Spalding family: Edna, her husband, Royce, son Frank, and daughter, Possum (seriously, she’s never referred to in any other way in the movie). They live in a small town in Texas during the Depression years of theContinue reading “Better Days Are Coming (Places in the Heart)”

Honor Guards and Ultimate Solidarity

We were at our gate in the Raleigh-Durham airport when it was announced that our plane would be transporting the body of a fallen soldier. The honor guard was there at the gate and we were asked to stand and be silent while they performed their duties. It was a powerful moment. Airports are normallyContinue reading “Honor Guards and Ultimate Solidarity”