Category Archives: Biography

Temptation To Play Hooky

  I don’t want to write today. Certainly don’t want to create yet another blog. At the moment, can’t,  for the life of me, think of why I ever wanted to do this in the first place, let alone actually … Continue reading

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Holes in The Soul

  She pictures the broken glass pictures the steam pictures a soul with no leak at the seam                                        __Peter Gabriel                                             Mercy Street Several months ago, I told my counselor about a dream I’d had many years ago, in … Continue reading

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A Tiger Named Pain

Writer’s Island Prompt #10  “MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE” Pain is the shell that encloses your understanding.    __Kahlil Gibran Thirty-plus years ago, I gave birth to my fourth and last child. She was beautiful and healthy, but I seemed to be in almost … Continue reading

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Personal Take Cont. (WT, as well)

  I came home from the hospital to a totally different environment than the one I had left beneath the rear wheel of my father’s big black Pontiac. My world had been altered and, when I looked in the mirror, … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Take

  At age four, I went through possibly the most traumatic experience of my life. I was playing outside with my younger sister. It was winter and we’d just had another snowfall in a snow filled Wisconsin season. Sidewalks were … Continue reading

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That Other Kind of Dream, Or The Airplane Lady

That one that has nothing to do with sleeping, but everything to do with our waking moments. Our bag of expectations, wants, and desires for our own lives. Those secret plans for our future, sometimes so secret, we aren’t aware … Continue reading

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Distillation

The day before yesterday, my siblings and I hosted a party to celebrate my Mother’s ninetieth birthday. We rented the back room of a local restaurant and invited some family and friends. About 60 people showed up to share in … Continue reading

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Curious Confession Time

Okay, I was raised Catholic, went to parochial school, so I know the drill: “Bless me, Technologies, for I found the stats page on this site yesterday.” I did a History major in college, as well as one in English, … Continue reading

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An Example of Synchronicity

One of the rewards of being a teacher assigning exercises within the classroom, was my choice to do those exercises right along with my students. Many of them were shocked at that practice, and even more so when I would … Continue reading

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Anger As Energy Flow

        I have done my part, and whatever happens, will simply happen. But it will only happen at my choosing. That knowledge alone, is worth the few tears I shed.  ___quoted from last post After years of words that were not understood, or … Continue reading

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