When I was in high school, I was not the rabble-rouser sort of teen. No fast-and-furious hot rod for me nor getting drunk on weekends. That’s not to say I had a halo around my head, for there might have been a time or two that my friend, Bob, and I went to town on an … Continue reading These Two Men Nearly Got Me Killed!
With the world at our fingertips via the click of a mouse or the touch of a mobile phone screen, are libraries and newspapers necessary anymore, especially in small towns? It’s a legitimate question that’s being asked across the country, a question that’s often driven by economics as the cost of newspapers increases and the … Continue reading Do We Really Need Local Libraries and Small-Town Newspapers?
IN CASE YOU DON'T follow me on Facebook, here is the link to a recent interview I did in which I shared my experiences as an author, counselor, and choral director. I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOBOiSr_0Q4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR14k0_L4wLMoEyFKRnfA7wJZ0xfTtFy0RMfgJMTRWvQnHnx-BAW6toGISo
I RECENTLY SHARED a post on Facebook on the topic of LIVING WITH AN ADDICT (the author of which was not identified). I was not prepared for the strong reaction to the post as scores and scores of people, who have been down that road, shared some tender and anguished thoughts on the topic, and … Continue reading An Honest Look at Addiction
The young mother of three had been coming to see me for counseling for several months when one morning she presented with eyes red from crying Her face was pulled so tight that her chin was trembling and her normal makeup was missing. I dispensed with my regular light conversation and decided to go right … Continue reading Are You the Worst Mother in the World? (heart stories #7)
During a recent Q&A session on Facebook, a reader asked me what motivated me to write books. I didn’t have a ready answer and had to look deeper into myself to see what this writing thing is all about. Remember, my book writing began almost as an accident but quickly transformed my life. Telling stories … Continue reading Why Do I Write Books? (stories with heart #6)
(Every year or so I like to share this true story, a story of when I saw myself in a mirror and didn't like what I saw.) It is easy to be deluded into thinking that you know yourself, especially at the age of fifteen. But events can suddenly thrust you into a set of … Continue reading When my prejudice was exposed (stories with heart #5)
Here’s what most people don’t understand: there are SO many children who are living lives of quiet desperation in homes that are filled with chaos and neglect.