Once upon a time, in a city by the sea— at The University of Miami Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, OLLI for short—a group of a dozen writers met. A camaraderie grew and laughter pervaded the room. Loyalty blossomed. The group continued to meet over lunch when the leader could not attend during regular class hours. This is a volume of memoirs, essays, short fiction and performance poetry produced by these OLLI authors. The reader will discover each writer’s unique voice.