hardware store for bread

July 24th, 2018

we can’t buy bread at a hardware store

Ever heard the saying “it’s like going to the hardware store for bread?”  My interpretation of that is recognizing that some relationships are simply not available for us. Continue reading “hardware store for bread” »

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life with drunk parents

July 10th, 2018

old school television had knobs

I made sure no friends were around when my father put on a green jumpsuit and locked himself up in his bedroom for hours with cheap beer, singing Bing Crosby Irish songs over and over. Continue reading “life with drunk parents” »

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big sin

July 2nd, 2018

sins are also associated with animals

In case you didn’t remember, anger, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride and sloth are the seven deadly sins, classified as cardinal sins or vices by antiquated Christian teachings. Continue reading “big sin” »

the horror

June 26th, 2018


families won’t repair



•I am ashamed of my country Continue reading “the horror” »

give shame a name

June 19th, 2018

I agree

Lingering memories of growing up with alcoholism are not to be buried.  I’m learning not to blame anybody, but telling the truth is my reality.  I grew up with a disease that effected my perspectives. Continue reading “give shame a name” »

Cat Memorial

May 29th, 2018


let’s welcome a lively fellow

Someone recently told my son that cats re-inhabit other cats after they die, because the owner needs the original cat.  Whether or not that’s true, we don’t know, but I’m thinking about my beloved cats on Memorial Day. Continue reading “Cat Memorial” »

using drunk as an excuse

May 22nd, 2018

alcohol takes us away

I used the excuse of a drunk parent to steal a car and drive around at fourteen years of age.  I don’t remember where my father and grandmother were when we ran out of cat food on Thanksgiving night, but I used my mother’s drunkenness as an excuse. Continue reading “using drunk as an excuse” »

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questioning negativity

May 15th, 2018

sick of negativity

What is the difference between being an adult child and a child? Age. Our minds fill up with our life experiences and we develop self-esteem and inferiority based on our upbringing, and carry childhood attitudes for our whole lives. Continue reading “questioning negativity” »

act locally

May 8th, 2018

kids love reading

“Think globally, and act locally” is my favorite slogan to help people.  Bad things happen in our world.  The current opioid crisis epidemic is a current major tragedy in my region, and kids get hit hard. Continue reading “act locally” »

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travel without

April 24th, 2018

risk or fun?

Another dream came my way last night: I was traveling in Czechoslovakia and discovered that my bag wasn’t what I thought it was.  Continue reading “travel without” »

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