If you've come here under the guise of an incognito web search on addiction and single moms or single dads or single parents, it's okay. You're welcome here. In fact, I was thinking about you when I was sitting at the coffee shop starting this blog. I didn't come into this single parent world 16… Continue reading Addiction and the Single Parent
I love books. I always have. I listen to them while I'm driving. I read for at least an hour a night. I just love the smell and feel of a good hardcover book. I have a bookshelf full of antique hardcover books by poets and classic storytellers. I also have a large collection of… Continue reading Life Lessons
My word for the year is more. I had no idea what to make of that when I first realized that it was my word. I'm finding out quickly that, like Inigo Montoya said in The Princess Bride, "you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Twenty-four… Continue reading More
I am buried deep in the darkness of the earth. The ground and all the creatures in it are my home. Rain water washes in and around and beneath me causing me to spit and choke. I am lonely, bitter, and afraid. The rain has bloated and swollen me. I feel pain. I feel like… Continue reading Beauty. Growth. Enjoyment.
I am a writer. More precisely, I am a poet. I always have been. 11-year-old me would stay up well past lights-out hiding under a blanket with a flashlight, paper, and pen to write. My friends were all reading Tiger Beat Magazine, the Babysitter's Club series and anything by Judy Blume. I was reading Chaucer's… Continue reading Vulnerable. Poetic.
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long are you going to mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem because I have selected a king from his sons.”1 Samuel 16:1 Mourning is necessary for healing. But like anything else, too much… Continue reading How Long are You Going to Mourn?