~ Bloodguilt ~

I am not saying I still believe that I’m guilty of murder, but being a witness was something that moved me on, made me turn over stones, and hunt for evidence. All my life, I knew something happened in a motel room with my father and his best friend, Craig. I always assumed that they’dContinue reading “~ Bloodguilt ~”


The word means impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. In other words, lacking in proper respect. I have never met a pedophile that had proper respect for anything in life. And, I do mean anything, except themselves. They hold their own being in high esteem, but anything else means about nothing toContinue reading “Blasphemy”

“Few people have the imagination for reality.”

Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe a German poet, playwright and novelist, considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. He died in 1832. The courage to see reality has been around a very long time. Memory screams for interpretation, so it seems. Or does it? And, who should give that interpretation? TheContinue reading ““Few people have the imagination for reality.””

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. A Jewel: I hate religion. I absolutely despise it. It captures people and keeps them in dark deception. Religious folks think they are just so good. It makes my soul hurt when I hear religious people talking. God does not need your good. HeContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you influence and who influences you? Coming from a lifestyle of trauma, I didn’t believe I influenced anybody. And, I didn’t believe anyone really influenced me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The way I saw this fallen world was that there wereContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?”

What Trauma Is Not

It is not an ordinary hardship. It is not the loss of a good job. It is not the death of an animal. These are the ordinary human experience. I listen to the stories of people as often as I can. What I usually hear is what people do, not who they are. That’s aContinue reading “What Trauma Is Not”

Teaser Tuesday

The book A Prisoner by No Crime of My Own has been professionally edited and will be published very soon. To pique interest, I will share tidbits from the manuscript with you each Tuesday. Chapter 13 – An Olympic Race . . . continued . . . My oldest daughter, Brit, describes her grandparents here: Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life? Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does. Blame takes away accountability. JustContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

Jewel: I am loved. Gem: I am loved. Metaphorical Gunpowder: Remind yourself today that you are loved! The little blonde girl on the left is now gone at 59. She was my childhood friend. I will miss her. She looked for love all of her life. Please remind yourself today that you are loved byContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you chase a love that is not returned to you? Year upon grueling year I chased love. The love of friendship. The love of men. The love of my parents. The love of my children. The love of my siblings. The list could goContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love”

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