Beth and Michael Barns, brand new foster parents, were excited when their first child, Brad was placed with them. They knew his basic story. They knew he had been hurt. They knew he had been removed from his family. He was shy at first, but polite and obedient... In the beginning. They decided that they … Continue reading The Pain Doesn’t Stop When The Abuse Ends.
My mother, even now at 77 years old, is a force to be reckoned with. She has always been and continues to be fiercely independent, having her own mind and going full throttle to accomplish her plans. Her steam may be less intense as she walks her path, but the determination burns just as bright. … Continue reading Follow the Leader
As 2019 approaches, I bid farewell , shaking off the mecurial drama-laden past year, like dust off of my feet. I face forward with steely resolve. 2018 was a challenging year for many of us. Whatever your political leaning, relationship status or economical situation...2018 either rained gold or wreaked havoc. The rise of factions, hateful … Continue reading Allegorical
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas A blessed Hanukkah! A joyous Kwanza! Or whatever you celebrate this time of year. The support, creative feedback and wonderful stories, poems and ideas you have shared with me has truly enriched my life! Instead of a blog this … Continue reading Merry Christmas
Christmas brings out ambivalence in me. The lights! The music! The decorations! They ignite the childlike wonder of 57 previous years. It truly has a magical feel. When I see the first lights and hear the first Carol's I want to believe that Christmas hasn't changed. But it has. The holiday to celebrate the birth … Continue reading Christmas Wishes
Photo by Betsy Biddle Lange I love looking at rock patterns in the natural. Without pre-purposed design, a group of stones, all different colors, shapes and sizes fit together as a composition of balance that would not be possible if all of the rocks were identical. They would not fit. During my middle to high … Continue reading Fitting In
When I was a very young girl, I had my first experience with Fire. And my family has never let me live it down. While visiting family in New Orleans, my brothers and I had spent the night with my step-grandmother and my two aunts. Interestingly, my two aunts were the same age as my … Continue reading Trial by Fire