COVID Fatigue gripped me by the brain and heart today. Aren't you sick and tired of waiting to be sick and tired? So I went there. You know where. The lonely isle of " woeisme". Throwing discipline to the wind, I headed to the kitchen to devour my feelings. But on the way to the … Continue reading Three Words To Live By
If you don't know the drama, Let me give you a brief synopsis. Published my first novel on Amazon. I am really happy and frankly humbled to hear all of the reviews of those who have read the book! But I found out that that I had submitted the wrong draft at first with mistakes. … Continue reading Novel is live!
Robyn Glick loved children. And she missed having them in her home. At 45, she had been married for 20 years to her college sweetheart, Hank, until he passed away after a long battle with leukemia two years earlier. The three children they shared were either away at college or living on their own. Robyn … Continue reading Freddie’s Story: Part 2. Freddie’s New Placement
I am Angry! Warning! This is a full-on Rant! Modern News programs frequently annoy me with such conflicting news reports on almost every topic. It seems that each group with a specialized viewpoint, has their own outlet reporting information with a slant that justifies their viewpoint. A train could derail in Ohio and depending on … Continue reading Child Sex Trafficking: A Polarizing Topic
This is the story of Maria, Robyn and Freddie. It is a cautionary tale of foster care, attachments and understanding trauma. Every child in the foster care system has a story. But we forget, sometimes, that the child's story if often just a piece of the puzzle. Let's start at the beginning. Freddie, age 4, … Continue reading Freddie’s Story (part 1) Becoming a Foster Child
In the summer of my 17th year, I lived in Arzew, Africa. My dad, an overseas contractor, worked for Pullman-Kellog on a project in Algeria and my family moved to the American compound with him. I graduated high school that spring with plans to attend college back in the US in the fall. So summer … Continue reading Shoulder against the Hurricane
You are essential. You matter to someone. And to that someone, you are the most essential person in the world. Think about it. What does it mean to be essential? Essential means: Absolutely Necessary. Absolutely Necessary And when someone is absolutely necessary, shouldn't we do everything we can to keep them around? Looking around at … Continue reading Essentially Yours
You know the parable. The one about the lost sheep. With a little creative license, let me retell it for you. A young up and coming shepherd built a large sheep empire. Starting with a couple of sheep (a male and female to be exact) the shepherd cared tenderly for them, meeting their physical needs … Continue reading The Value of One
This past week, has been extremely stressful. I struggled under the burden of family illnesses, the declining health of beloved pets and a work week that demanded even more of me than normal. Suffice it to say, I was looking forward to this weekend! Nay! I needed this weekend! However, because I had to leave … Continue reading The Hazard Button
The Paperback has finally come out!