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Compassion and Love

Lately, life is busy but merry. I have two recently published essays that I’d love to share.

The first, “The Other Side of My Window,” 517 more words

Deonna Kelli Sayed

A History of Bad Men

The pain is killing me again. The past is fast catching up and I don’t think drugs will do it, this time. The past is a hideous monster, the eater of time, maniacally chomping at my feet. 1,073 more words

Creative Writing

Another Perspective: Discussing Lena Dunham's "Not That Kind of Girl"

I wish I had more to say about this book.  I don’t have much.  Two words are all I can say to best describe Lena Dunham’s memoir structured in short stories:  unflinchingly honest.   194 more words

True Stories

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened...

Well, what a whirlwind of events since I last blogged… Here I am, fresh from a shower and all wrapped up in my towel, lying in my bed in my gorgeous chalet, looking out my window over the spectacular Swiss Alps… 458 more words


Share Your World – 2015 Week #4

How quickly week 4 of this year has come along! Here are my responses to Cee’s week 4 questions on Share Your World.

Where did you live at age five? 633 more words


The Angel Lady's story

Known as the “Angel Lady,” Doreen Virtue has produced a host of books, recordings, and oracle card decks, many of them about angels. My curiosity about her life was piqued when I learned she was raised in the Christian Science tradition, as was my mother. 649 more words



Back in the 1880s my grandfather’s sister was banished from her respectable family of Methodist lay preachers least she bring the whole family into disrepute and negate the message the family set out to transmit by their lives as well as their words. 834 more words

Family History