Freelance Writing · Self-Published Books

Three-Part Harmony Mid-Week Break

If you’re enjoying these snippets from my upcoming memoir Three-Part Harmony, let me know if you’d like to be added to our email list for upcoming pre-orders of the book which will be available Fall 2019 and available just in time for the holidays. It’s been a few weeks, since I began sharing this story,…… Continue reading Three-Part Harmony Mid-Week Break

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

When I was in my late twenties, I attempted to get a life insurance policy. They said I was too much of a risk. This is my answer to that agent and anyone who wonders just how long this life may go on. I’m gonna live to be 102 How do I know? How do…… Continue reading I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

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A Promise Kept

If you missed yesterday’s post, here’s a quick recap. In 1984, I sat at the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Rome, and wept. Why? I was too exhausted to take another step. My second heart surgery awaited me, and I was sure this would be my one chance to ‘see the world’. But, it…… Continue reading A Promise Kept

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I Made a Promise to Myself

It was the summer of 1984, not long after my eleventh birthday, and my first trip across the Atlantic would shape my world in ways I never thought possible. We’d been riding in a motorcoach, walked miles all over Rome, and at the base of the Spanish Steps, I stopped. I was exhausted and needed…… Continue reading I Made a Promise to Myself

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

A Child of the World

I was eleven when my grandmother (seated directly behind me) presented a special Christmas gift to my family. She wanted to take everyone to Europe for a 3-week whirlwind tour. Twenty-one countries in twenty-one days. Then, it was a dream. Something I didn’t even know was on my bucket list. It would take two or…… Continue reading A Child of the World

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Living The Promise in the Dash

Last week, in the mail, I received a box. It was a birthday gift from my Dad and what I found inside was priceless. The first on-board to help me tell this story, he rounded up one of my old photo albums, and though they were tucked behind cellophane sheets, I could still feel the…… Continue reading Living The Promise in the Dash

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It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

“Too many damn feathers!” my mother replied when I asked her why she stopped making character birthday cakes. This I had asked on my 43rd birthday when I decided I wanted a bunny cake. But, this time we were going to make it together and when wine, baking, and bunnies combine well…let’s just say it…… Continue reading It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Best of March Recap

Book 5 of a 5-book ghostwritten series is with the editor! So, I’ve got a little more breathing room as this month comes to a close. Bet you’d never guess behind the scenes and outside of these posts are weekly blog posts for a recruitment firm, ad-hoc grantwriting, ghostwriting, and book reviews. Plus, of course,…… Continue reading Best of March Recap

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What the GUC is Going On?

My misnamed twin that wasn’t would later be called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). The fix should have been easy enough. A patch to close it. This is now, that was then. 1977. And adding to the fray was a new development. I also suffered from L-transposition in which my heart is reversed. Don’t worry, it’s…… Continue reading What the GUC is Going On?

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The USP of the iPod…for me

There is a unique selling proposition (USP) to the iPod, I don’t think even Steve Jobs foresaw. It helps me walk straight. If you’ve just scrunched up your face, and are scratching your head trying to figure out how a tiny pocket music device can help someone walk straight. I get it. And don’t worry,…… Continue reading The USP of the iPod…for me