Tag: identity

  • Poetry Tuesday – We Cry Together #autism #autismawareness #autismmom #autismawarenessday #redinstead #lightitupgold #autismacceptance

    I don’t cry At least I hold it in Or tell myself The wetness on my cheeks Is from the rain My son cries For both of us So many are his tears He screams Because he has no words And sometimes, neither do I. –written Dec. 2018 This poem was written as a very […]

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – Friendship

    There are many people Who come and go In our lives, But the precious few Who stay are real friends. They can look Beyond our flaws And see the living soul Inside the outer shell. A friend accepts another For who she or he is And loves every part Of that person, Even the parts […]

  • Chapter 4 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 4 As the summer wears on, my brother continues to be an […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – A Mysterious Soul Wandering Among the Mist

    Lost, alone, and gone away, This poor little child has gone astray, With her head lying on the cold, damp dirt, She cries throbbing sobs because of her hurt. Upon her exposed, ribby chest pours the rain, Increasing her heartache, her greatest pain. She sits up and starry-eyed she gazes At the surrounding walls of […]

  • Chapter 2 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 2 “You knew today was going to be an early day.” With […]

  • Excerpt: Opening of A Laughing Matter of Pain (Now Available on Amazon – RELEASE TODAY!)

    My new novel, A Laughing Matter of Pain, is now available for purchase here.   Chapter 1 Damp. Dank. Dusty. Dirty. It’s become a kind of game. I’m good at games. How many words that begin with the letter D can I come up with to describe this place? Disgusting. There’s another point for me. 1-0, […]

  • Passion, Love, Memories Speak Across Time – How Vincent Van Gogh’s Life Inspires

    Passion, Love, Memories Speak Across Time – How Vincent Van Gogh’s Life Inspires

    Yesterday’s room next door–that feeling of being in a room, separated by a simple wall that might as well be a chasm, from the room right next door, only that room belongs to yesterday. The echoes of voices, the dim music, words on yellowed paper, dried paint, a brush of a kiss, the faded picture […]

  • Remembering Grandpa by Creating Him

    Remembering Grandpa by Creating Him

    We stood in the basement of my grandma’s old house, the place I visited every Sunday afternoon as a child. I was now an adult. While I knew she had passed away years ago, as had the man with me, the moment felt so real. The security of his arms around me, the steady rise […]

  • Old Family Pictures & Genealogy: Our Connection to the Past

    I can still remember sitting at the dining room table in my grandma’s house and looking at old family pictures. Those days were at least 25 years ago now. When you’re a kid, time almost seems to stand still. Those Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s house seemed like they would never end. Now I cannot believe […]