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An Ode To K, Wherever You Are.


There once was a girl that I knew so well. She was caught up in the mental health system. No one ever really knew her struggles, these were shared with very few. 706 more words


Living the life she chose

“”Looking back on our lives, it seems we have come so far. Those limited expectations I had when Kirstin was born are long gone. Now I see a world not with limitations but only with possibilities and challenges for the future.” 617 more words


Letter: Still no group home for my daughter

I wrote a letter to the editor back in December 2014 about the need for more group homes for the intellectually disabled. I was humbled to see it given… 151 more words


To Live In The Woods

I wrote the following in 2009.

I want my writing to be read. I want to subsist on the money my small, supportive publisher sends me. 722 more words


It's a slippery slope...

I smoked cigarettes for almost 15 years. I have always made a point to be up front and honest with the kids I work with that about. 1,060 more words

Foster Care

Sent to a Group Home

When I was 12, until the time I turned 15, I was in and out of group homes. I was a rebellious adolescent. My mom called our local CPS and claimed that I was “out of control” and that she “couldn’t handle me anymore”. 1,196 more words

Mental Health