My Aunt Reba never married, resided with her parents, and was close with her family – a path I see myself walking five decades later.
Yearning for a time unknown Behind, ahead, in the distant present No strings holding you where you are A house that is not a home Family connections fractured yet strong Friendships built on love and acceptance Relationships – the foundation cementing you in place Though neither they nor you intend it so Continuously searching inContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present”
I read the following Young Adult novel within less than two weeks; the last 176 pages in one morning! I was so enthralled by the story that I rushed to Goodreads to post my review. I will write a more in-depth review soon, but for now here’s the one I just posted to Goodreads. TheContinue reading “Book Review on Goodreads: THE KINGDOM OF BACK by Marie Lu”
In the most challenging of times, when we’re at our most vulnerable, our country becomes stronger when we unite as one; when we acknowledge our differences and unite under a common goal.
Honoring my Irish ancestors in this week’s Motivational Monday Poem
I did it, friends! My debut novel is in the self-publishing process – with a tentative release date of January 2020. Those of you who’ve followed along on this journey likely recall my many claims of “finishing” my book; draft after draft after draft. I held it tight, afraid no one could love it asContinue reading “Debut Novel Coming Jan 2020!”
Veils fashioned out of greed, power, and fear Thicken with every racist, misogynist thought Stains the soul, clouds judgement Wounds the heart and tears the fabric of America Words matter, Whether used as weapons of mass destruction Or as a shield to keep truth at bay Cowardice in the face of racism and misogyny IsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric”
As I approach my 42nd birthday this week, I do so as a survivor of congenital heart disease, depression, and anxiety. I am glad to be alive for if my suicide attempt twenty-six years ago had been successful, I would have missed my sisters’ weddings, the birth of their children, meaningful friendships, and life-changing theatreContinue reading “42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year”
Confidence with each step Head held high Shoulders straight, eyes forward Four years in age With a soul wise beyond her years Freedom, joy, inquisitiveness A sharp mind, fierce spirit A star shining bright Through the sun-soaked sky To have but an ounce Of such confidence and knowing As middle age nears, WouldContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective”