Self Defense: Reclaiming Control

Self Defense: Reclaiming Control

My daughters along with 35 other family and friends had the privilege of attending Jai Johnson’s self defense class last night. It was an evening that inspired hope and confidence to reverse the role as victim and to take back control. I’m going to share...
Preparing Our Children for a Different World

Preparing Our Children for a Different World

I live in rural Iowa where people still hold the door open for you, strangers wave from their passing car, and there is a sense of peace in the Heartland. When a college girl gets kidnapped and killed in a rural town only minutes away, and then a twelve-year-old boy...
Midlife crisis?

Midlife crisis?

So – it could be a midlife crisis? I am inching up on 50, and the thought makes me barf. The kids are back to school and they apparently grew up overnight. Today a freshman – tomorrow college visits. Where did these ten pounds come from? Goodbye...
A short story – Cicada Song

A short story – Cicada Song

This short story was written in response to a writing prompt about “story endings”. The challenge was either and open ending or plot twist. I have no clue why my fingertips led me down a dark path, but this story contains violence and a couple swear words....

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