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52 Ancestors: In the census

Alexander Findlay (1826 – 1893)

My ggg grandfather, Alexander Findlay has been one of my more challenging ancestors to unravel.

I initially found him on the 1871 Census1 when looking for my gg grandfather, his son, Andrew Leslie Findlay. 841 more words

Who I Am

I don’t want a rescue team.

I’m living a reality better than I ever dreamed!

They looked at me and said girl you’ve grown crazy! 178 more words


Gratitude is My Attitude

Before I lay my head down to sleep,

There is a message I would like you to keep…

I am thankful for all the ways you’ve brought me peace, 111 more words


The Sword Triumphant

“The sword is the land. The sword is love and love for the wild. It is the love of waves that crash down upon the shore with an unquenchable fury, until it has ground cliffs into dust. 1,137 more words

the healing

i am the child of my ancestors

carrying their stories

their pain

their triumphs

brought to this earth

to heal

to honor

to remember

and to let go


Becoming indigenous


Four years ago, I started writing a book with a core idea in mind which offered itself up in the Introduction like this: 1,760 more words


And here it starts, again

Raw, from my mind, my soul, my heart. Yet to be cencored or edited by my ego.

The voice that whispers, “follow the magic, the love, the pain.” 129 more words