Category Archives: Life

RAISE YOUR VOICE

Raising my voice on behalf of our disabled son came naturally – I was his mother. His dad and I saw his disability rights as basic human rights. So we spoke his name along with our names on behalf of … Continue reading

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This mighty little poem is for all (women) – both young, mature and cozily in between. It’s for the women fighting a physical or mental illness, the ones that are physically or emotionally abused, the ones trying to find their … Continue reading

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Being PRESENT

soul ~ noun the spiritual principle embodied in human beings a person’s total self a moving spirit We are souls. We have souls. Of all kinds, shapes, sizes and depths. Lost ones too. Me. I’m an old soul. With Easter right … 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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Maryland My Maryland

Please feel free to hum along to the tune of Maryland My Maryland while reading.   Dear Virginia, Sorry Virginia.  I’m just not that into you.  It’s not you – it’s me.  There are parts of you I love.  Seriously. … Continue reading

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Between a Funeral and a Memory Place

I reached for my phone to call our dog sitter friend: realizing this was the fourth call in a year telling her we needed to travel back to Maryland for a funeral. As we walked into the small limestone church … Continue reading

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on going home, sister friends…and peacocks

Moving away from all that is familiar and safe is never easy.  It means stepping away from the ease of knowing where you’re going without directional assistance.  Have you ever driven to a place so many times you only remember … Continue reading

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unpacking a life

“Energy flows where attention goes.” For the better part of two years now, my husband and I have been consumed by building our house.  First, eager to find land, then happily researching various house styles, designing the house and coming … Continue reading

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“I learn, by going, where I have to go.”

I went for a walk on this beautiful spring morning, to wrap my head around that which I couldn’t define.  What was affirmed again and again: is that in the stepping away from what had been put before my eyes and ears … Continue reading

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WALLS

erected from prideego’s hammer driven inshut down by insecuritiesshadows cast by those who judgethick as greedthin as a tearcrying out in silent screamsclinging, like old wallpaperas history’s truthproclaims the lightloud as nail popsuncontainablelaughter and tearsooze outfrom crevices and cracks in … Continue reading

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