…from talking about life as a cancer survivor to the places and events that have impacted me, this has always been where I have told the truth and learned out loud. But I have been leaving something out – a secret I was keeping that was so big I was no longer able to write until I wrote about it… Continue reading The Big Secret
Regardless of who you voted for, or what party you are affiliated with, we MUST speak up about and stand up against hateful actions and words. We must not let the paralysis of shock last. Continue reading On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock
I drove to work today bathed in the thick scent of cheap cologne. It was the smell … Continue reading How Do We Feel Safe In an Unsafe Place?
I have a secret. I’ve been told to keep quiet about it. Not that I didn’t already know that I … Continue reading I Wouldn’t Want You to Think….
Personal power isn’t something we give up all at once. It is chipped away at, little by little, by circumstances and people and illness and a whole slew of other things until one day we realize what has happened. Or don’t — plenty of people never, ever realize they’ve given up their power at all. Continue reading Enter the Dragon….Again
It is important to remember Oso as a vibrant place, not as a disaster zone. The community was, and is, a tightly knit family of caring, generous people. People chose to live there for a reason — because it was beautiful and it remains so. It has shown its heart through tragedy and it continues to rise above the mud. Continue reading OSO MUCH LOVE – REPOSTED Because Oso Still Matters
This is not a story I ever thought I would have to write. One week ago, on Friday, October 24,2014, … Continue reading MPHS is MY School