My Daughter, My Teacher

My Daughter, My Teacher

The Calm and the Storm The good, the bad, the unexpected, the mystery, the fear, the joy of observing my daughter's growth is beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I spent years saying I did not want children. My first pregnancy I chose to terminate because it...

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Anger Wells Up

Anger Wells Up

Anger wells up. My heart pounds faster.Harder than usual. My head fills with steam.The full steam of all my regrets. Ready to spew outinto the wide open. Only the wide open isn't real. It is the bubble thatsurrounds me. The bubble that keeps me from telling the truth....

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Essential-ism

Essential-ism

Having less taught me more When I was younger, everything in my closet coordinated so I would not have to think too long or too hard about what to wear. There were far more dire issues I faced daily, so simplifying what I could, was essential. Making sure there were...

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Outside My Window

Outside My Window

Several years ago when taking a writing class from a local Bend, OR writer, Sarah Cyr, one of the prompts we were encouraged to write about was - outside the window of my house.... When I look out my front window I see the beautiful hills of Smith Rock to the...

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Childhood Myth – Be Seen Not Heard

Childhood Myth – Be Seen Not Heard

As a child, I remember vividly the phrase, “Be seen, not heard”. I understood that publicly I was to be physically present, neat in appearance and polite. Whatever my childhood self had to say beyond traditional greetings was unimportant. At home, my siblings and I...

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Home?

Home?

Home - a definition As a noun, home is described as being a structural dwelling where one's domestic affections are centered or an institution for the sick, homeless, etc.: nursing home, homeless shelter, or a retreat for an animal. It is also described in broader...

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