Freedom Village

By James F. Murphy Jr. *Copyright 1993. Reprinted in “Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul,” 2001. My most vivid memory associated with the American flag flashes to Korea and a gray, clammy day in early August 1953. The Korean War had come to an end a week earlier, on July 27 at precisely 10 PM.Continue reading “Freedom Village”

Casino by the Sea

Poetry and Photography by Sarah E. Murphy/Copyright 2002 I loved venturing up the boardwalk to Under the Sun sandy bare feet slapping against hot planks to fill brown paper bags with fireballs and bulls’ eyes.  I’d always stop and peer in the windows wanting to know if it matched my mind’s eye women in pastelContinue reading “Casino by the Sea”

She Learns: Empowering Girls in Uganda

By Sarah E. Murphy The Fourth of July is now a memory, and my husband and I have been in quarantine since before St. Patrick’s Day. While we’ve slowly but surely been getting out a bit more as the months creep by, the global pandemic persists. As I write this, it’s a flawless summer day,Continue reading “She Learns: Empowering Girls in Uganda”