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Triggers, Triggers Everywhere

Hope’s life is a filled with trigger land mines. I’ve learned where most of them are; every now and then a new one will pop up. 1,179 more words


A Night at the Theater

Every now and then Hope and I go through this absurd production written, starring and exclusively produced by Hope to get my attention.

These plays typically occur close to major holidays, schedule disruptions or anytime Hope apparently doesn’t think she’s getting enough attention. 925 more words

African American Adoption

Learning from the past

You can look back on your life at all the things that went wrong. Think of all the shoulda, woulda, coulda’s. Fact is that choices were made and what was done is done. 195 more words


Burning Bridges - Is It Possible To Remain Friends With An Ex ?

Regardless of whether it was a long-term thing, the one that got away or just a fleeting experience which despite some signs of great potential failed to get off the ground, … 988 more words


'Til I gain control again

Come what may

You have to die

To be reborn

There’s simply no other way

Silence all dissident voices

Murder past allegiances

Exorcise the lingering ghosts… 43 more words


Empty Wrappers

I have a checkered history with food. It didn’t really start until I got into college. It was a way for me to have control when I felt I had little. 441 more words


How To Forgive Yourself

Lets face it, we all have made mistakes in our lives.  Some we are not so proud of too.  When we mess up, one of the hardest things to do is forgive OURSELVES.  210 more words