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on becoming

  April is National Poetry Month. I knoww! Calm down everyone. I’m laughing – picturing some of you yawning at this dazzling announcement that’s probably going to turn your weekend plans upside down, right? That’s OK. I get it. However, … Continue reading

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tomorrow I STAND

I don’t consider myself political. Not at all. I’m not the person that debates politics or tries to change another human being’s political beliefs. But in looking back at my history of advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities, at my core … Continue reading

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a wonderment

  In the same way I knew it was time to pack up his room years ago, I always thought I would know when the time was right for me. And somehow through the universe I sensed that our son … Continue reading

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What of Love?

So many human hearts are confused or angry or sad or feeling forgotten. So as it always does in sad or joyous times, my heart wrote a poem. As you read, I hope it soothes your heart.      

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THE ROOT OF THE BLOOM

  I write from the root of the bloom.  In all the messy, tangled places of my soul.  In the darkness that catches fire and spreads to seek the light.  In solitude that sniffs the air for bits of oxygen … Continue reading

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size matters…

I’m not supposed to be blogging.  I’m really not. At all. Yet, here I am.  Again. Why, you ask?  Because I’m a writer.  What does that mean, you ask? Being a writer means I have control over how I arrange … Continue reading

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Conquering the Hill

I thought I would write a poem as I’ve always done to honor Preston on this, his Ninth Angelversary.  However, on November 21 I had a very vivid dream that told me otherwise.  So vivid I could smell the fresh, … Continue reading

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THE PROFOUNDNESS OF A DASH

Preston Edward Draper, July 19, 1983 – December 20, 2006.  The simple yet profound mark between his birth and death is known as the dash.  Its intention is clear and to the point, it denotes the space between the beginning … Continue reading

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