Transitions don’t just lead into the next thing; they make an impact. My mom spent the last several months in the hospital—not improving—not able to care for herself at home anymore. I went to the hospital to see her before Christmas. I brought her a red Poinsettia—her favorite color to brighten her gloomy room. But …
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Introduction For My Vlog
Time to Write
How strong is your desire to write? In a 1964 interview, Harper Lee said, "Writing is a process of self-discipline you must learn before you can call yourself a writer. There are people who write, but I think they're quite different from people who must write." I've added this topic on my vlog. https://youtu.be/uVWkd4WohYc
Vision of Comfort
Dealing with the Storms of Life
Put on your rain boots and splash, splash, splash!
Best Babysitter Ever Part II
Learning to Swim I don’t know where Mary Beth lived, but for several weeks Barry and I rode our bicycles a few blocks, crossed a busy main street, and arrived at her house for swim lessons. I remember a large house and nice backyard with a built-in pool. Momma explained that Mary Beth was on …
The Perfect Parent Myth
The fact that you worry over being a good parent, means you are. But I understand the frustrations and doubts. Your child steals something, bullies someone, fails in school, you name it, and it has to be the parents fault, right. Hogwash—you've corrected them, cuddled them, and sent them to counselors. In exasperation, you've yelled, cried, and …
It's those little moments of recognition, acknowledgment, or words of encouragement that inspire writers to bare their souls to the world. Write to touch or humor--even if only one.
It Begins With Passion
The kind of passion family and friends accuse us of being obsessed about because we neglect them at times. We've stayed up too late meeting a deadline, finishing a thought, or tweaking one more sentence. Fellow writers are the only ones who understand. We follow and friend each other for support and higher social media stats. One …