Jodi Nisly Hertzler Archive
Angels in the Outer Banks
Editor’s Note: Jodi Nisly Hertzler writes occasionally for Another Way and is a college counselor and tutor. Jodi and her husband have three children. Twenty years ago, I married my college sweetheart. Four days later I nearly lost him. I worried about whether he was okay but kept telling myself that he was a good swimmer and would be fine. We’d gone to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for our honeymoon, and were staying in an area that was fairly remote. Beautiful, undeveloped beaches. No lifeguards. We were a cliché: young and in love, blissfully spending our days on the beach and […]
Lunch with Alice-Lee
Editor’s Note: Jodi Nisly Hertzler writes occasionally for Another Way and is a college counselor, tutor, and freelance proofreader. Jodi and her husband have three children. There are four women at the table. Only two share a blood tie, but we’re all family. I’m in the seat tucked closest to the wall. Across from me is my mother. That connection is molecularly deep and eternal—I feel it almost physically, an elastic cord that links us together, expanding and contracting as needed, but never torn. To my right is my sister-in-law. We’re different in so many ways (she’s a vivacious Latina with eternal […]
January and February, bleak and never-ending months of dullness and torpidity, need snow days like bran muffins need chocolate chips.