Category Archives: Life

A New Year, Time to Write

When I was growing up I wrote a lot of bad poetry.  It was my way of dealing with all the drama of home, including a terminally ill father.  After he died I wrote even more.  It’s not publishable, I … Continue reading

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On Compliance…

Gee, I’m blogging a lot this month. Must be because I have a novel I need to write… Recent events have me thinking back to this fundamental truth that I’ve known for a long while: No one person (at least … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Depression

It’s been a looong time since I’ve mentioned depression here on the blog.  But on Twitter today one of the folks I followed shared a link to a blog post I thought was worth sharing by someone who is struggling … Continue reading

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Clawing My Way Forward One Day At a Time

I should be writing, but I’m not.  So I figured it was a good time to stop and reassess and maybe tell a story that might give someone somewhere a glimmer of hope… (Maybe.  Or be that last nail in … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

As I’ve mentioned before, my dad was terminally ill most of his adult life.  He didn’t have his kidneys so had to dialyze three times a week for over twenty years.  If you had asked him what he wanted most … Continue reading

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I am a coward

So an election happened here this week.  You might’ve noticed?  And there are many, many discussions occurring around it.  On Facebook and Twitter they’re going on, from both sides of the divide.  And I see those conversations and I think, … Continue reading

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When the World Makes You Stumble

I am fortunate enough, even in this contentious election period to be able to walk through life comfortable in the (incorrect) belief that most people see the world the way I do or that if we were to sit down … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Would Be Nice to Not Think

As I sit here inspired to write yet another belly button-gazing post about where I am in my writing journey there’s a part of me that wishes I could just be one of those people who never really thinks about … Continue reading

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The Path Not Taken

We all make decisions in our lives.  Attend this school, take that job, date this person not that one.  And each of those choices takes us down a path that becomes our life.  The path isn’t necessarily straight or linear, … Continue reading

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40 Things That Make Me Happy

So, it turns out I’m now 40 years old.  Holy cow!  What have I done with my life?  But it’s okay, because I’ve actually done quite a bit and don’t regret where I am or who I am.  And after … Continue reading

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