Blank Screens and New Beginnings

I’m supposed to summit a piece for writer’s group on Tuesday but I can’t think of a single thing to write. Poetry? A short story? A brief essay? Do I go through some of my old writing and clean something up? That kind of feels like cheating, since I’ve haven’t written anything in so long. …

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A Walk Along The River

My husband and I took a walk along a local wooded trail on Saturday. A windstorm earlier in the week had stripped most of the fading autumn leaves from the branches, giving us an almost unencumbered view of the river. I love walking alongside the river, particularly the portions where the water seems to rush …

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National Coming Out Day

I'm a little late posting this, but I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Coming Out Day! Whether you've been out and proud for a long time, or are still quiet and hesitant, or maybe aren't ready to tell a soul... it's your choice. This day is still a day for you.  How you come …

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Stop Hiding, Start Fighting

For years, I've struggled with depression, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders. Wow. You know? As a writer, that has to be the weakest sentence I've ever written. Let me rephrase that: Since puberty, I've been overwhelmed by feelings of crushing hopelessness, fear and panic. Time and again, as recently as a few months ago, depression …

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Always Hope

So much has happened recently, in my small part of the world and in the greater world we all share. Regardless of which corner of the world you inhabit, or what political views you may hold, there is one thing all human beings cling to - hope. There is always hope, even when we can't …

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