Today, I want to say thank you. Thank you to a friend. What is a friend? A friend is someone who comforts you, someone who supports. A friend gives you counsel – whether you want it or not. When you do not want it, I have found, is usually the time you need it most. […]
Author Archives: Charles David Carpenter
I went to a funeral, yesterday. My aunt has moved on from this plane of existence, shuffled off this mortal coil, taken her final curtain call. Words were shared, memories passed on from one generation to the next. Some tears flowed, of course. Mostly, though, there was much rejoicing. You see, at 90, my aunt […]
With the holidays in full swing, I was reflecting on some of my favorite winter memories. Merriment, laughter, presents, song…and food! Oh, you can’t believe what food. Picture this: Mama Christina’s Sicilian spaghetti and meatballs, in a sauce so savory and thick that it virtually carried you to the Mediterranean itself. Auntie Sandy’s real country […]
However you celebrate, whatever you believe, whether it is a religious gathering, or a well needed couple days of sleeping-in, we at the Shield of Destiny wish your holiday celebrations to be merry, joyous and full of love. Be well!
I had a wonderful experience, last night. I was in a room full of brilliant, talented artists. It was an event filled with storytellers: actors, directors and writers. It was an invigorating, energizing experience. Now, in a room full of great storytellers, sometimes it is hard to get a word in edgewise, but you just have […]