“Taming Our Wild Mustang”: A true story

(reprint in LIVE magazine, Springfield, MO, Feb. 2004; first published as “Bus Kid” in “Joyful Woman” magazine, Murfreesboro, TN in Jan/Feb. issue 1991) I squeezed into a child-sized desk in an elementary school in Charleston, South Carolina....

Look at Those S-t-r-a-n-g-e Homeschoolers

“Homeschoolers are just … a … little different!” “Homeschoolers are antisocial. They hide and don’t mix well with … us!” “Homeschoolers are poor and ignorant. They can’t learn. All they do is watch television!”...

Leslie’s Solo Ride

(published in “Discovery Trails” magazine, Springfield, MO, April 2003) “Leslie, it’s time to go.” “Do you think I’m ready, Mr. Landis?” I asked as I sat in the saddle, shaking in my leather riding boots. I asked the...

Choluteca Children

(published in “Power Station”, Colorado Springs, CO May 2000) “Heidi!” Her mother’s voice echoed through the canopy of green. “Come here, Dear. I need you!” But Heidi Westman wasn’t listening as she hunched in a defiant...