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Ella's Return ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Ella’s Return ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

In March 2020, our daughter came home to Nashville for what was supposed to be a two-week visit that turned into months. This was written in July, when I drove her back to Chicago where she is in school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s still sunny when we arrive on...
My Local Camino ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

My Local Camino ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Its pedestrian start is heralded by the crunch of driveway gravel, soon giving way to the dull thud of sole on asphalt. This is not the walk I intended, not the long days of moving through textured Spanish countryside an ocean away. Not the immersion of living the trek — days filled with the path,...