If you’ve followed my writing for a while, you may consider yourself used to my fits and starts. During this … More
Before I go too far, let me preface this. Unlike some of my articles that have been extensively researched, this … More
Wondering why I’ve decided to share so many poems lately? Well, tomorrow, March 21st IS World Poetry Day! Here’s my … More
When my daughter and her husband bought me a DNA test for my birthday a few years ago, I was … More
For over half a century of my life, I had been sexually attractive to someone. I just wanted that part to stop. I just wanted someone to see the daughter of God that I was, and not a piece of meat to use.
When I entered the family history center that stormy April afternoon, I had one thing on my mind; I had never seen a photo of my father’s father. I was 46 and I had never seen my grandfather’s face.
I typed his name into the search bar on the site, Newspapers.com, “George R. Slighte,” the results came back instantly.
My grandma, who I simply called, “Grandma,” but whom everyone else called by her middle name, “Ellen,” was my confidant when I was a growing girl. It was with her that I saw my first music video on a late-night television show after Grandpa went to bed.
I hadn’t spent much time with her in person….But we had spent time together….
One week ago today, my fourth grandchild was born. She is the first child of my last child; the baby … More
I want to talk about the many brave men and their families who make up the Veteran heritage that I … More