On being proud

My beautiful, brave foster daughter has started her own blog, which details her journey out of addiction.  It is raw, it is powerful, and it is making me all of the proud.  I have ummed and ahhed about sharing my story with the world, many times thrown around the idea of writing a book with … Continue reading On being proud

On Roaring

Today, I heard some inspirational words: Attitudes are contagious.  Make yours worth catching. Do what is Right, not what is policy. Shame is too blunt an instrument ever to be used to effect any kind of change. I heard more words of pain, from caring people wrung out by a thankless task: We have lost … Continue reading On Roaring

On what it looks like at the beginning *TRIGGER WARNING* references abusive relationships.

This Blog isn't funny.  Sorry.  There aren't any memes, or jokes or light hearted moments. At the beginning, it looks like falling in love.  You want to be together every moment, you lose interest in your family and friends, and you just want to be with that new, fascinating, sexy person who you just met. … Continue reading On what it looks like at the beginning *TRIGGER WARNING* references abusive relationships.

On growth

So, when I was twenty one, I was in the middle of a separation that would end in divorce, in the middle of a custody battle, in the middle of not knowing anything about myself, really.  I knew what I believed: I believed I knew what love was, I was agnostic and regularly attended church; … Continue reading On growth