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The Birth of My Superhero Alter Ego

My story, Victorious Val, appeared in the international best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul,  in August 2013.  In it, I explain how “Victorious Val” was born.   892 more words

Breast Cancer

Hello, here with kiddos

Here with the kiddos
Loving these kids
I see in them
What you must see in us
Bright energetic eyes
My smile
My hope… 218 more words


The Gratitude Attitude; Being a Survivor

Colline, of Colline’s Blog, has begun a weekly challenge to create a post about something that we are grateful for during the current week. 135 more words

A Little Bit Of The Everyday

A Fan that Humbled me with a Kleenex

I was thinking about all the great people that I have met over the years because of my art and how many of them have become my dear friends and have touched my heart. 618 more words


Live With Heart

Everyday I get the daily Buddha Doodle post; they’re terrific and always make me smile.  Today’s did not disappoint.  After I’d read it I happened by a coworker’s office.  241 more words



Sitting between white stone etched lines
Blurring waves of moisture confronting travel plans
Droplets coalesce into torrents un blessed
Cursed under angry drivers breaths
Sluggishly following faster streams of water… 90 more words


Just when you think you're on a roll...

…you either fall or jump off the wagon. Yes you can succeed but that doesn’t fit my story right now. Eventually. I’m a continuous work in progress. 342 more words