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PTSD and the Holidays

I’ve been sitting on this review for awhile, but the holidays are creeping up. Summer fun in the blink of an eye will give way to school days, fall activities and right into the holiday season. I am not a … Continue reading

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Shouting into the Mist

I don’t know how well Stephen James Kinkade’s Shouting into the Mist is selling, but I empathize with him. The collection of disparate narratives and poems don’t really fit into a marketable Amazon niche — much like my collection of … Continue reading

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The Five-Minute Writing Prompt Journal

I’ve been teaching a writing class, Taking the Fear Out of Writing. As a weekly¬† assignment, I asked the students to write for just five minutes on a specific prompt word. Yes, I used prompts from my Five Minute Friday … Continue reading

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Something Told

I started reading Salted with Fire by Nancy LaRonda Johnson. I stopped quickly … not because Johnson didn’t have a lyrical, descriptive style but because it was a combination of poetry and prose. I just can’t get into poetry. I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Bullying. It’s a popular topic these days … sometimes leading to tragic consequences. I came across a book recently that deals first-hand with bullying, although set back in the 1970s. I Don’t Want To Be Like You by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta … Continue reading

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A Place to Land

It’s taken me awhile, but I finally sat down and finished Kate Motaung’s A Place to Land: A Story of Longing & Belonging. Even though there was quite a lag between reading sessions, the book never lost a beat. Kate’s … Continue reading

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Rose Colored Christmas

I just finished reading Rose Colored Christmas by Mary L. Ball. As “THE END” flashed on my computer screen,¬† I had to blink my eyes and scan toward the television. It was almost as if I had just seen a … Continue reading

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