Category Archives: Writing

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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where…

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poem speak

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Off You Go!

This is the post the old me couldn’t imagine until I sat with tight, nervous hands not yet adept at forming fluent words, making cursive loops onto notebook paper as I wrote the first paragraph of my memoir. Not knowing … Continue reading

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Done and DONE!

Laptop down. Reading glasses down. Folder down. Bottoms up!!! Sometimes when we reflect back on the way our life story unfolds it’s nothing short of serendipitous! Minutes before I finished working on the last insert for the book, Sam arrived … 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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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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