Category Archives: Personal

I’ve been approaching the holidays with cautious optimism, bracing myself for the waves of grief I’ve heard will overtake me at random moments these next couple weeks. My plan is in place. Big breath, dive under and listen to the blanketed melody of crest and crash. No one ever taught me about grief.  Early on, the nasty […]

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I’ve got something to say and it may not be pretty. But first, let me share with you, kind reader, the essay I penned eight years ago, when I began my relationship with Helping Up Mission. I’m not trained, per say, by profession or schooling to weigh morality or administer counsel. My girlfriends would say […]

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Most days I awaken at half past dark and spend those quiet minutes willing myself to stay in bed.  Quickly aware of the adrenaline coursing through my veins, I eschew the urge to bundle up and pound it all out on the pavement. That habit has taken its toll on my body.  These days I try […]

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