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Rogue Mama

Withdrawing my nomination I have been thinking a lot about mothering recently.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about my role as a mother.  I have been coming face to face with some of my defensive soldiers/insecurities lately; not the least…

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Battle Royale: Wisdom vs. Comfort

A Military Coup I make the choice daily to be the Queen of “my castle” aka my feelings, my heart and my mind.  It requires great effort because there are lots of defensive soldiers who guard my castle.  I…

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Lars and the Ladyboy

“STOP LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND DO SOMETHING!” This phrase was yelled at me a few weeks ago as I traveled on a ferry which transports vehicles and their respective people between three ports in Southern Thailand.  Not insignificantly,…

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Unchained

When we say we are Victims of circumstance; We are but children Afraid of consequence. When we think and feel It’s someone else’s fault; We feed our guilt And fear of getting caught. When we stop trying To accuse…

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The Discomfort Zone

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I am a curiosity here; an oddity for sure – a rare bird, a wild animal, the most foreign of foreigners. People stop and stare and tap their friends and their children so that…

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Terrence The Bull

An Unlikely Trio It was a relatively cool morning on the tropical island of Koh Samui and Terrence the Bull found himself more comfortable than he could remember being in quite some time.  There had been a rough sea…

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About a Broken Box, Compassion and Charity

I originally wrote this on November 15, 2015, the day after there had been a terrorist attack in Paris.  There have been other similar attacks in France and elsewhere in the world since the time I originally wrote this and…

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Creating Heaven and Hell

What use have we for the concept of heaven if we can have peace every day? What use have we for the concept of hell when we do not have fear?  It is quite possible that both places exist but perhaps they…

Short Stories

Preface to Sunrise Cataracts

The term and title “Sunrise Cataracts” was borne from a warning given to my mother to pass along to me.  The warning was provided by a nephew of my mother’s during one of their bi-weekly phone calls.  (Although he is my cousin,…

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You Will Know

You will know you’re doing it right When you no longer want to leave You will know you’re doing it right When you can stop just to breathe. You will know they love you When they disagree and fight…

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On the Gift of Aging

I’m losing my eyesight But have a clarity of vision like never before. I’ve lost the ability to make babies But I meet my children every day in the people I see and speak with for I give them…

Short Stories

For Ashleigh

It was the holiday season and as was tradition, my family and I were spending time at our beach house as Christmas happens in the summer in South Africa.  It is probably a funny thing for people on the…

Short Stories

The Best Day Ever

I am five years old and on a beach holiday with my parents and my brother who is two years my junior.  I open my eyes to bright sunlight and I just know it is going to be the…