Hello Grief (and Other Familiar Feelings)

Just when I thought you packed up and left, When I finally felt free… There you appear at my front door, again. I should’ve known it was you. Your gentle knock of secret, unexpected tears. My lagging appetite. Ever-growing apathy. Dear Grief, What triggered your return? I’m guessing the random prom picture I saw on […]

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If She is Drowning, Please Save Her

Feet first- an airless descent. With a heavy splash, she enters the water. The bubbles overtake her head. They float to the top, as if a means for survival. She feels the blue water surround her body and soak through her hair. She asks if this is her destiny. This sensation of feeling overwhelmed and […]

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Confessions of a MidLife Mom

Out in the beautiful Serengeti, you hear the light gallop of cleft hooves. As the sound approaches, it becomes louder.  That gallop soon turns into a full blown sprint and before you realize it, whatever created that sound has vanished. A stately rhino? No. A startled zebra? Hardly. It’s the sound of your 3-year-old running […]

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The Cause of Childhood Death That Few Talk About

There is an open wound that is bleeding… oozing and somehow, few have noticed. Somewhere in the madness, in the swirl of never-ending information and the inexhaustible melee that frequents social media, are the children. The kids who are standing on the edge, waiting to choose life or death… as America continues to live and […]

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