Schizophrenia, drugs, and death are a chapter of my life I'd pushed aside for a long time because after my mother passed from Alzheimer's and dementia, I didn't want to deal with my mentally ill older brother anymore. When she was alive, I only tolerated his presence in my life because of the love she bore him. I had so many emotions about him and how his mental illness, drug abuse, criminal behavior, years and years of institutionalization, and absolute refusal of any help had torn my family apart since I was eleven years old.
Who Says You Can't Go Home? is an autobiographical story, written by my friend of over 45 years, B. Loren aka Bunny. About fourteen months ago, she came to me with a rough manuscript and asked me to help her get it published. She'd been writing the story on and off for years and after … Continue reading Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
Although I'm considered a Baltimore "Hon" and I'm called one at least several times a day, I was a little girl during the height of the "Hon" era. I'm sure many of you have been fortunate enough to have seen many John Waters flicks, Hairspray probably being the biggest hit of all, and although a … Continue reading I Do Love My #Baltimore Hons!
Eight whole days...almost nine! No bread. No pasta. No to a whole bunch of things actually. Somehow, for the past eight days, I've managed quite easily to live with less than 50 carbs a day. I figured I've tried a lot of diets in my adult life post children and the only thing that ever … Continue reading I gave #Keto a Veto and Other Stupid Ramblings
There I go. Off living life again and this time, it was a two for one trip. Another Fantastic Voyage in the books! It's no secret I love the beach...the ocean...my family...my friends...margaritas and about a billion other things but checking off a bucket list item is always on the table. I don't necessarily go … Continue reading #Vacations | Big Game #Fishing | #BreastCancer Research
My Ancestry journey continues. When I have more time, I'm going to perhaps make a video to walk you through the tree and see how the process works, and how to find the information you are searching for - providing it is available. Today I'm sharing some really cool stuff. These are all my ancestors … Continue reading My #Ancestry Journey Continues – #Shocked and Amazed!
Since I was a bit occupied with my day job, my family, editing, beta reader feedback changes, rewrites, more editing, more rewrites and then even more editing, as well as formatting for both Kindle and Paperback, then uploading, rechecking errors, fixing errors and re-uploading AMBER WAKE, I didn't really have much time to build a … Continue reading Co-Writing A #Book and Other #Pirate Tales – Amber Wake Style
Love like fairy dust They cover me with magic Giving my heart wings
What a whirlwind of a weekend! Saturday consisted of a fabulous day at the Fells Point Privateer Festival with my best mates. I'll not deny I did partake of a wee bit too many dark and stormys--and a few other things that Captain Morgan had to offer but hey, pirates, right? 😉 Here are a … Continue reading #Pirates and Pump it Up Weekend
A day in pictures...