The Open Word

  • Junk Drawer

    Junk Drawer Do you have a “junk drawer?” Almost everyone I know has one, including me. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please let me explain. This amazing “monster”...
  • Party Line

    Party Line Party LineWhen I was six years old, my parents had a telephone installed in our home for the first time. We resided in a very rural area, so a...
  • Life’s Leaky Faucet

    Life’s Leaky Faucet Life’s Leaky FaucetDrip! Drip! Drip! I can understand why this sound makes people feel a little edgy. It’s three o’clock in the morning and I stumble to the...
  • Forgot The Words

    Forgot The Words Forgot The WordsWhen 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert was asked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a nationally televised NBA Western Conference playoff game, it was a dream come true....
  • Futile Phobia

    Futile Phobia Futile Phobia Do you have a phobia? Almost everyone I know has at least one, and while I was surfing the web recently, I stumbled upon a phobia list that...