I am lost in a mirror universe. An extrovert by nature, I suddenly find myself thrust into an introvert's world due to the pandemic rules. The tables of my world have turned and I am at a loss. Sometimes, on a lazy Sunday like today, I wonder what I can do, this day, to cope. … Continue reading Feeling Lost
I have the utmost respect and admiration for those in the medical and health fields. They are responding without fail to an invisible enemy. Risking their lives every day to care for those who have been stricken with the COVID 19 virus. Often working long and treacherous hours, these heroes rise daily to the call. … Continue reading Answering the Call
Today, in Alabama, we brace for what the Weather Channel called a Particularly Dangerous System, scheduled to bring storms all day ( one building upon the other) which will include: hail, high winds, and long track tornados. I've been keeping the Weather Channel running in the background while I completed laundry, worked on my novel, … Continue reading Getting a Clear Signal
I want to unhook myself from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all other social media sites. Every single day there are more and more posts about the worldwide crisis. I'm not talking about valid informational sites with solid research behind them. I'm not even talking about the funny memes and the pictures that make me smile. … Continue reading What Does It All Mean?
Lately, it seems, that more and more of my friends and colleagues have voiced ennui and even frustration with their lives. People just don't seem as satisfied as they used to be. The path they have been walking; some for many years, no longer brings them joy, excitement or fulfillment as it once did. Interestingly … Continue reading At the Crossroads
Bombardment: A continuous flow of information, questions and criticisms. Bombardment has become our new normal. Every newscast, every facebook, twitter, instagram post are all fixated on one thing. COVID-19. Understandably. Because we weren't prepared. The crisis snuck in during the night when we were sleeping. A couple of months ago, we all shook our heads, … Continue reading The Shame and Blame Game
Warning: This is a tough topic to read about, especially if you have experienced unresolved sexual abuse in the past. I do not want you to experience any triggers or additional trauma. Angela In January, I started a series focused on the sexual exploitation of children. First I touched on protecting your children from "stranger … Continue reading The Monster Under the Bed
She searches for words elusive as wisps of smoke scattered by a sudden gust of wind. Wincing, her brows furrowed, as if the very task of clutching at forgotten phrases causes pain. Such a strong voice once Now stilted by growing uncertainty of word's purpose Word's origin Word's meaning How can she share her fear … Continue reading Losing her voice