B&W Photography: #2

I was tagged by Kim, a fellow chronic illness warrior, from I Tripped Over A Stone to complete the seven day black and white photo challenge! She's brilliant and insightful, uncommonly kind, and a friend who someday I will actually get to meet in person. The rules are straightforward: Seven days. Seven black and white photos... Continue Reading →

B&W Photography: #1

I was tagged by Kim, a fellow chronic illness warrior, from I Tripped Over A Stone to complete the seven day black and white photo challenge! She's brilliant and insightful, uncommonly kind, and a friend who someday I will actually get to meet in person. The rules are straightforward: Seven days. Seven black and white photos... Continue Reading →

Devoted Glue

I am a strong advocate for veteran issues and veteran health. I have been involved in volunteering in support of those actively serving and those retired, in support of veteran issues, and in support of veteran organizations for more than 13 years. Because this is PTS(D) awareness month, it's something that is currently all over... Continue Reading →

Hinds Feet in High Places

When you've endured Unending trauma Illness And heartache With silent strength And a steady heart, When you've learned To let others choose Their own path While Walking your own, Though the path seems Impassable, Impossible, Faith takes hold And hinds feet Will carry you To high places

The Sound of My Day: “Havana”

I desperately want to dance to this song, with its sultry tune over that steady driving beat. There are so many ways that dance could go, but listening to the lyrics feels like a stab to the heart with the story that it sings of regret that is so different than where you feel like... Continue Reading →

The Artist’s Truth

I keep seeing previews for the new season of Genius: Picasso and with every trailer, I can't help but laugh at the truth I see. Now, perhaps you have seen this show and you think that Picasso is an absolute rat for what he put his wife through and for the string of broken women... Continue Reading →

It doesn’t matter

It doesn't matter Who let you down Or how It doesn't matter What things look like Or what has gone wrong It doesn't matter How weak you feel Or how unsure Faith is stronger Hope is a foundation And each step Is ordered

Dear Readers: Unicorn Update

Being a full-time professional patient isn't an easy job, let me assure you. Running back and forth between clinics, appointments after appointments after appointments, knowing all the doctors and nurses and techs on a first name and questionable joke basis... It is exhausting and it has been my life for over a year now. While... Continue Reading →

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