How did Toni Morrison influence your life? At this time in my life as I’ve allowed myself to fall in love again, I would say her words on love touch my soul in profound ways. Every great author and some who never achieve world-wide acclaim has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. Toni Morrison’s … Continue reading How to be unforgettable
It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!
Here's Monday morning thoughts for you: reblogged FROM RYAN HOLIDAY and THE MISSION There is this myth that mentors are people you have to know and see. That it is some official designation to seek out. I’ve never met Tyler Cowen, the bestselling author, economist, and thinker. We’ve never spoken on the phone. Our longest email conversation … Continue reading 29 Life-Changing Lessons That Will Make You Successful And More Strategic
March is a month of nostalgia for me. It's the birth month of my Mom. She said when her birthday came around she was foreshadowed by mine, two weeks earlier. Don't you think it's strange the things we remember? I recently applied to Ontario, Canada for an original birth certificate. I never had one. I … Continue reading I miss you…
Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to the talented author Victoria Dougherty. The following is a piece written by Victoria called Herein Lies the Truth. You can find more stories in her book linked at the bottom of this blog called COLD, Essays on Love, Faith, Family and Other Dangerous Pursuits Herein Lies the Truth By … Continue reading Cold
Someone Stole I try to remember yes, I go back but there are years, blank years why is that? I have a few photos they don't speak to me (maybe I'm a Russian sleeper) who are these people? the little girl with blond curls, the rag dolly she carries by one leg … Continue reading Someone Stole
Memoirs are easy. You sit in front of your computer for what might be years, put a knife in your heart, and bleed. This week I received two editorial 5 Star reviews and four 4 Stars. Reviews are important, yet not really in the grand scheme of life. Would I stop writing if a review … Continue reading Memoir: Put a knife in your heart and just bleed.
Amazon, there should be a button for 5 STARS + It's impossible to explain why this book is so well done. You must read it. I live with a very positive viewpoint and don't like to relive the past. But if we are going to heal, and help others know they are not alone, we … Continue reading Wow! A Must Read Book 5 Stars +
Guilt, Shame & Fear By Stephanie Collins “I can’t stand the feeling of being out of control, so I’ve never had any interest in trying drugs or alcohol,” I mused. “You sure seemed to have an interest when you were younger,” Dad informed me. He responded to my perplexed look before I had a … Continue reading Meet #RWISA Author Stephanie Collins
DIM LIGHT BREAKS by Jeff Haws Jolting upright, I squeeze the Jack Daniels bottle between my thighs just before it tips over to the floor. I look down and see the black label staring at me; the little bit of whiskey that's left is tilting toward the lip, ready to fill my shoes if … Continue reading Welcome #RWISA Author Jeff Haws