Breast cancer
Essays

Remember This Truth About Beauty

As a journalist, I spent the last few weeks interviewing women who lost their hair and their breasts as they fought for their lives, battling the beast that attacks 1 in 8 women in America — breast cancer.  We shed tears. “I woke up healthy one day and went to bed terminally ill,” one woman said. …

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Writing Memoir
Essays Writing

Writing Memoir

Why write? I am halfway through my memoir, a collection of essays that is leading me down the dusty roads of my past, barefooted so I can feel my feet sink into the memories. I want to write about the good times — trips to the park with my sons when the cool air made …

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Essays

This is How We Feel The Road

It is a warm afternoon, a lazy Saturday in which we attempt to see the world beyond reruns of Fast and Loud, or my choice: Fixer Upper. These shows always leave us wanting things we do not really need — more horsepower, more square footage. But we have enough and the forecast looks good, so …

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Essays

Let’s Go Slow

Note to readers: With Mother’s Day approaching, this excerpt from my collection of essays seems befitting. Much love to all the mamas out there. I feel your pain…  I am a twenty-something mother of two when my oldest son starts school. He meanders onto the playground and into the whirling sea of child-monsters who are …

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Writing

Get Over Yourself, Writer

When the words begin to bubble and brew in my soul, building up with volcanic force, writing sets them free. The expression of my art keeps me alive in a way that nothing else can. So to write is not merely a privilege — it is a necessity. But it ain’t easy. Hell no, it …

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