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March 10, 2017 – Refuge From The Fight

I’m in a rough spot right now. Having a hard time staying positive and focused on moving forward. I suppose this is all a part of the transition. Being born is painful I’m told. Not sure how anyone figured that […]

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February 4, 2017 – Milestones

Age is the inevitable most people struggle with. I’m cool with it. In ten days I will be turning 59-years-old. The only birthday I had issues with was 29. Don’t know why, still have not figured it out, but it’s a […]

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January 6, 2017 – Dealing With Death

Day six was a doozy. DEATH. I don’t fear many things (well, actually spiders terrify me), but I have had an innate fear of death since I was a young child. I’ve had many brushes with death over time, and […]

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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the […]

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A swollen tongue…

I have been writing poetry for a very long time… I have spilled my life onto the blank page in fits of sadness and rage… I have made confessions that stained virgin paper… I have willed ink to be my […]

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Altered State

It’s been quite some time since I have posted on my blog. Much has occurred and many life changes have taken place. I embrace all of them, the good and bad, for they are what make this journey called life […]

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Daily Gratitude 1/5/14

Today I am grateful for making it through a 15 hour day at my MFA program. As exhausted as I am, I cannot even begin to find words for the appreciation I carry in the depths of my being for […]

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As I write the final of my 30 gratitudes for November 2013, I am overwhelmed. As much as I have focused through the years on the difficult journey my life has been, I’ve spent the past 30 days so far […]

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The cycle continues

A year ago in May, I was at an all time low in life. I really felt I had no purpose, no reason to forge ahead. In the otherworldly place that is my mind, that is a dangerous combination. Fortunately […]

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Daily Gratitudes

I’m starting my day off grateful for another day. Whenever it seems like the things I’ve accomplished don’t seem quite important enough, or I don’t accomplish the things I set out to do quickly enough, I take a moment.  A […]

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