The Healing Pen

It was a recent conversation with a fellow writer about the healing power of writing that made me rethink the project I have been working...

The Watermelon in Her Grandfather's Eye

In August 2008, after another fun-filled day at the office processing personal injury claims, I was driving home from Raleigh when a...

The Interview, Part 2

Every relationship has an “aha” moment, a pivotal moment, the type of moment that can crush you or move you on to the next level. For my...

The Announcement

Last month after a special lunch with my Dad, my daughter and my son-in-law, I got the surprise of my life. My daughter Megan and...

My First Interview

https://acceptyourgifts.podbean.com Listen to my first interview about my marriage to a combat veteran with PTSD, how we managed our...

“Fermata”

I didn’t know how much I loved him, until I almost lost him. One thing about Facebook posts. The “Memories” feature is a reminder of...

Self-Help

SELF CARE. That day you realize your post-traumatic stress syndrome veteran has recovered and you are struggling. As the wife of a PTSD...

Righting Wrongs

"I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is...

Systemic Racism - My Veteran's Perspective

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day when most of us are just happy to have a three day break from work, many of us are looking back at a...

Regalitos (little gifts)

I don't pretend to understand poetry. But, I love when a writer, a poet, puts words together that talk to me and, on occasion, talk back...

"Some days what seems easy, is just not."

My day can begin in one of several ways: a. A call from an initial consult (not a client) who needs an attorney in two hours for a...

Nombre De Dios

September 14, 2017 They are almost home. I received a text this morning at 4:21am, "Get our way to FL…Nombre De Dios." Mom has arthritis...

The Documentary

There was no way we were not going to watch it. I posted the date of the premier on my calendar so I would remember to set the DVR. The...

Mea Culpa

It was supposed to be a holiday of healing. Healing from the election results a few weeks before. Healing from the shock of a nation's...

Giana

You came on the winds of the approaching holocaust. Precious new life given , While the elements took thousands in return. Thankful for...