Dare to Ask

Asking what might seem like stupid questions is easier than correcting stupid mistakes. Ask. “No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions,” said electrical pioneer, Charles Steinmetz....

The Changing of the Garments

I helped my mother change her closets last month. It’s an odd expression when you think about it. When we were finished, nothing about the closets was really changed. They still held slacks, shoes and...

Road Trip

SHE SAID Larry and I went to Newport, Rhode Island, to see my son, Chris Hill, graduate from Officer Development School in the U.S. Navy. Here is the rest of the story. On our short road trip to...

The Wish

(Author’s note: The Wish was published in its longer form in the 2010-2011 Averett Journal. The author shares this condensation with Evince readers in celebration of Mother’s Day.) Have you ever noticed...

My Mother Taught Me to Worry

Every once in a while, after  having evinced a worrying nature to one of my friends, I always follow up by saying, “My mother always taught me to worry and I took her to heart!” Here are a few...