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One payday away from homelessness.

I write this after another financial blow. This morning my phone rang continuously, it was my bank. They suspect someone used a clone of my debit card fraudulently in Sri Lanka yesterday. 377 more words


Reality Check

This was written a couple of years ago, when only one of my older children was truly out on his own. Now both of my older sons are what I refer to as ‘grown-grown’ and my older daughter is (somewhat unexpectedly) graduating in May with a  four year college degree that only took her three to complete. 1,203 more words


Stronger Together

I’m not sure how I thought I was going to feel when I finally saw this in writing, but what I do feel is humbled, honored, and a little bit relieved.  112 more words


Unreceptive Hearts

“The snake-they call it a ‘recessive’ step when you lose something through evolution. But the snake improved itself by getting rid of legs, arms, extra lungs, everything.” Tim Friede, as quoted by Kent Russell from… 172 more words


Blogging Through The Fire

At some point yesterday, I realized that the bra and the underwear I was wearing were the only bra and underwear I owned.

When I woke up this morning, I realized I was actually homeless. 631 more words


To Love a Sunburnt Country by Jackie French

All you who have not loved her,

You will not understand……

The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy is 16 and left school to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow was famed for. 189 more words


There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

People you love can lie to you for the very best of reasons.

Maybe they want to protect you.

Maybe they want to hide a terrible secret of their own. 156 more words