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My Year in Books 2022

My Year in Books 2022

  I've been using Goodreads to keep track of books I want to read, and what I've read through the year. This particular year was more than usual because I'm researching for the book I'm writing on ethnic loneliness and belonging. My goal was 40; and somehow I got...

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On Finding My Identity

On Finding My Identity

What do we see when we look at others’ faces? We notice the outward appearance, whether we wish to or not. Skin color, eye color, clothing, and so on, are apparent features that are obvious and difficult to pretend we do not see. What we cannot see or know from the...

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Snow-Fall (poem)

Snow-Fall (poem)

In a matter of moments, the landscape can change. In a matter of moments, a life can change. *** Snow-Fall * A single snowflake floats weightless Millions of flakes falling, land heavy Bring a roof crashing down * Branches bend, dip underneath Weight of snow, crack...

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Advent Devotional Series

Advent Devotional Series

The four weeks leading up to Christmas are often referred to as β€œAdvent.” The word β€œAdvent” comes from the Latin word β€œadventus,” meaning β€œcoming” and is a translation of the Greek word β€œParousia,” which refers to the second coming of Christ. The second coming is how...

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The Feast of Friendship

The Feast of Friendship

I know it’s coming, but I’m not prepared. Fill in the blank with β€œit.” It could be dinnertime each day. I’m not prepared to answer the daily question, β€œWhat’s for dinner?” β€œIt” could be the next difficult season up ahead, or it could the wildest season of joy. Why do...

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Midnight Prayer (poem)

Midnight Prayer (poem)

  Hi friends, I'm honored to share I have a poem published in Amethyst Review, called Midnight Prayer. You can read the poem here. Let me know what you think!    

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Happy First Day of Autumn!

Happy First Day of Autumn!

β€œEverybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” β€” John Muir You can listen to the quote here:    

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I’m Writing a Book!

  I'm thrilled and honored to announce that I recently signed a contract to write my first book! I began writing online in 2009; but I was writing, of course, long before then. Writing has been part of my life since I was a child. I've always wanted to write a...

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A Satirical Piece

A Satirical Piece

Did you hear a court recently granted a university in Ohio the ability to trademark the word "THE"? It's true! Here's a link to the news story I'm referencing. I did a double-take when I saw that news. How do you trademark the word "the"? The article that helps us...

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