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When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I do not want dark rites full of gloom to fill the air. Cry only with tears of joy for my soul is about to be set free. Miss me a little – but not too long – and never with your head bent low.  Look up into the sky – and then let me go…. Read More


Humor is Healing


July 27, 2005 – Journal Entry So here I am San, sitting in the grass by your memorial.  This is the day you were admitted to hospice a year ago – the day before you died.  Today, I have brought you a white rose with a note for you to read from wherever you are. I hope you know I’m here – I sense you all around me either way.  The mallards are… Read More


Stillness is meaningless without motion, Sound cannot be heard without silence Light is not noticed without darkness, Wholeness cannot exist without balance. ~ Debbie Engelmann


  Oh, I understand!  You were being a bridge. Well, that’s nice, bridges are important. But you know, the only problem with being a bridge is that you, yourself, never get to cross over. ~ Nan DeGrove


I love the poetry of Mary Oliver.   Am remembering the passing of my two sisters, my father-in-law, a family members brother, and others.  This poem reminds me of the “Letting Go” process. IN BLACKWATER WOODS Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich and fulfillment the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds,… Read More


Am feeling the love at this moment – chance connection to an amazing group of folks just went down starting with CG. Ayling. That spread out like wildfire with re-tweets between us, re-tweets of my book in-process, Silencing Echoes, those tweets brought more re-tweets and new very “tweet” friends.  How wonderful a human connection can be – even within a bunch of numbers of code. Ones and Zeroes – who would have… Read More


“Once Upon the Alter of Hope” is a collection of the journals entries I wrote while I was healing from the abusive stories still living in my heart and head. It illustrates that by healing from the devastation of our painful personal experiences, we can actually begin to choose to not experience life as a victim of abuse.  This book is complied with some of my original art, thought provoking truisms and… Read More


Changed my banner up a bit since the book I’m a contributing author in, “Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness”, is about to hit the racks!  I choose to wait just before the books came to post this banner . . . because it is very special to me.  To their loving memory . . . .


Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. Been there, done that, never again.