Day 6 and 7.

** For days 4 and 5, I shared a blog post from the Archives on my Facebook Page **   Today is just a bit of a free write. Do you ever do those? Perhaps in a journal? For many years, I taught at-risk high schoolers, as well as ESL. At the start of every class...

Day 2. And 3.

Truth. I have been thinking about this word a lot lately. Tell the truth. What is truth? What is my truth? Stay true to your truth. Over the past six months, I have been on my own journey of seeking truth. I have been researching the history of racism in this country....

31 Days

I have decided to participate in the 31 Days of Writing. Over the past few months, I have been writing articles for publications, including READY magazine and Redbud Writer’s Guild. And I have loved every minute of it. Dear Reader, here on this blog, October is...

Swim.

I started swimming when I was four years old. I joined my first swim team competitively at age 5 and for the next 8 years – I never took home a ribbon that was not 1st or 2nd place in any event. My swim coach, Dave, was the type of coach every kid should...

12.

“Carrie – do not hold on too tight.” I scoffed at our beloved neonatologist when he said this. We were standing over the examining table, inspecting Bella’s double lumen port that lead to her vena cava. She had just had this life giving...

Exposed.

The roots of a tree in our backyard. In January. Exposed. Battling the elements. The connectors between the fruit, the trunk, branch, and leaf. The exposed roots continue underground. You can’t see them. The roots that seek out nourishment, sustaining the tree...

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