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.
Sometimes, escaping is NOT an option. It's mandatory. If you've followed my blog, you may remember this time last year, I was in Amsterdam when the Covid shut down began. I certainly will never forget it. Upon my return to the USA, I was put on a mandatory 14-day quarantine which lasted nearly two months … Continue reading Travel During Covid | Yes, I Did
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!
I have a lot of beliefs that are very personal to me. I don’t share most of them here because let’s face it, the nature of many is to push away things that they either aren’t interested in learning, they don’t have the time for (biggest excuse) or it clashes with their beliefs and therefore … Continue reading Taking This Time to Get to Know Yourself
March 15, 2020 So here we are! We finally made it to the last day of our vacation in Amsterdam although; I truly do not call it a vacation. I prefer to call it Millie and Peg’s excellent adventure because there was no resting involved in this nor would we have wanted there to be. … Continue reading Our Trip to Amsterdam and the Rest of the Story | Part III
Have you ever had something happen to you that was so incredible that you still can't believe it actually happened? I mean like something that just seemed to fall out of the sky or a Fairy Godmother showed up and granted your wishes...wishes you didn't even know you had. Yeah, that's kind of what happened … Continue reading Our Trip to Amsterdam and the Rest of the Story-part I
First things first... Chapter fifteen can be found here. I apologize for my absence. A dear friend of mine has been stricken with cancer and several of our group of lifelong friends have come together to have a fundraiser to assist her. It has been overwhelming to say the least. It takes a good deal … Continue reading Chapter Fifteen – Mercy and an Update
Hey friends, so the flu bug got me. It started yesterday and got progressively worse, attacking with a fierce and relentless migraine that was mostly taken down from a ten to about a four with extra-strength Tylenol. My son drove me to the ExpressCare clinic where I was diagnosed, given three prescriptions and sent home … Continue reading The Flu and What Comes Next
Good evening! Last night I posted chapter one of BROKEN SHUTTERS. As I stated, that is just a working title for this WIP. I've already written three chapters and decided to post three per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, unless I am unable to for whatever reason. However, I promise to do my best, especially … Continue reading Chapter Posting Schedule | Serial #Writing and My Day