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  • The Letter

    The stale taste of dry tobacco scratched the lump that had formed in her tender throat. Folding the letter back up she carefully returned it to the envelope it had come from and tucked it into her journal as though… Read More ›

  • Where’s the Beef? A Stance on Welfare

    I’ve had a lot of opportunities for growth in the past year that I’ve been away from WordPress. One of the things I’ve learned is to question my automatic response to things. You know the one. That first thought that… Read More ›

  • Recommended Reading: The Art of Blogging

    Yesterday I spent a great deal of time over at The Art of Blogging. And by great deal of time, I literally mean every spare second I had throughout the day. I couldn’t get enough of what this blogger had to… Read More ›

  • Just a Pile of Stones Trying to be an Empire

    Writing has been difficult lately. Usually the words flow from my fingers like water over Niagara Falls. The problem isn’t the words though. There are billions of words that rush through my mind. Trillions of thoughts. Millions of stories to share. The writing though, it’s a struggle I’m not really used to. 

  • Frustration: How to Cope

    I just finished pulling the heart out of an old post and revising and editing it to present the topic in a fresh new way. After hours of work I clicked the publish button…. Then it just sat there. My computer had froze! A “publishing” screen sneered in my face. I ended up losing the entire post! Gone. Poof. Into thin air. As though it had never existed. 

    Talk about frustration!!

  • What if You Could Change the NEWS?!

    The majority of Americans no longer watch, listen, or read about the news anymore. Why? Because it is all just too negative….

  • Walk with me, and hopefully you’ll see, that all along I was really walking with you.

    It’s been nearly a year since I’ve written and as I read over my last post I think of all that has happened since then. After leaving the children’s hospital with my grandson we made an immediate and very drastic… Read More ›

  • It is what it is, in case you were wondering.

    It’s easy to write in the hard times. Things just flow. Words scream out from broken hearts and onto the page. The good times though, those times it can be more difficult to form the passionate words so easily found… Read More ›

  • We Are Our Choices

    It’s all about the big choices. The choice to continue our education. The choice of which school to go to. The choice of who we marry. Where we’ll live. How many kids we have. Our career choices. Our religious choices…. Read More ›

  • Time Waits for No One

    Yesterday I hit publish on WordPress, closed my tablet case down, and continued debating my next move for another minute or two. I wanted nothing more than to stay where I was, laying on my back with my arms up… Read More ›

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