Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?

I don't begrudge this administration for getting tough on securing borders or irregular immigration (new buzzword from State Department). You will find most of us can agree on that, but I think all points of entry should be secure, not just the Southern Border.  I also oppose the spirit of the policies implemented to "uphold" … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?

DJT and the KGB

I had a few busy and fun packed days this month. I apologize that I didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and schedule posts for the time I would be away.  Still learning, lesson learned.  Now and then I had a few minutes of quiet while the kids were playing outside and I would … Continue reading DJT and the KGB

Cause to stumble?

This post is written with a sincere heart, but I realize it may be objectionable or even offensive to some.  For that, I apologize, but I did not have it in me to “self-censor” these thoughts.  The Bible is filled with warnings to Christians to be mindful of their actions so as not to cause … Continue reading Cause to stumble?

A book that opened eyes

The previous assignment was quite a challenge for me.  It was to recreate a single day with no backstory, flashbacks, or foreshadowing.   Imagining what may be ahead is part of my nature. To look beyond what I see in front of me is part of my writing style. Everyone has a backstory; sure some may … Continue reading A book that opened eyes

My life while writing – what life?

I admit that it seems that since I started writing a couple of months ago, I’ve done nothing else. I’ve taken courses at Blogging U and joined a twenty-six-day writing challenge, all with the sole purpose to get me to write every day. Between writing, editing and reading other blogs, this has become my life. … Continue reading My life while writing – what life?

I write because…

I have stories to tell. I write because I want to make a difference in someone’s life. My head is full of ideas. Some are reality-based; they are the stories of people I’ve met who touched my life in some way. Some stories are what-ifs that swim around in my brain. I see something or … Continue reading I write because…

Mental Health stories of courage and resilience Part 4

Y is for the true You inside This post is the last of the Mental Health stories that I will share in honor Mental Health Awareness Month.  As I’ve written earlier, these are memories I carry with me from past experiences. I hope that in reading these snapshots, you can get a glimpse of the … Continue reading Mental Health stories of courage and resilience Part 4

Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

  What happens when your world is upside down, and you feel like you are holding on to the edge with your fingertips? How do you manage to get back on top or at least get a better grip? The other day I received a message from a young man who I hadn’t spoken to … Continue reading Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS

FROM MY MEMORY BOX PRECIOUS GEMSTONES (A Tribute to my mother) Precious gemstones, sparkling blue-green Embedded in chiseled ivory Shimmering reflections of the sea Vibrant and alive; brave and defiant. Gold sun flecks, intricate details Dancing on the waves of life Hidden secrets of tales untold Projection of love’s warm, gentle kindness. Behind the windows … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS