All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
If every life is a river, then it's little wonder that we do not even notice the changes that occur until we are far out in the darkest sea. One day you look around and nothing is familiar, not even your own face. My name once meant daughter, grandaughter, friend, sister, beloved. Now those words mean only what their letters spell out; Star in the night sky. Truth in the darkness. I have crossed over to a place where I never thought I'd be. I am someone I would have never imagined. A secret. A dream. I am this, body and soul. Burn me. Drown me. Tell me lies. I will still be who I am.
Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?
Is today a good day to die?
They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me.
The truly revolutionary promise of our nation's founding document is the freedom to pursue happiness-with-a-capital-H.