Category: Articles


The Articles category is the place to find my thoughts on a random selection of topics.

I realize fall represents different things to each one us, and for to me it symbolizes a time of transition. As well as an occasion to loosen my inner child. The one who never fails to be enthralled by the sights, scents, and sounds of the harvest season. The one who seizes the unique opportunity Halloween presents us with. The possibility to be someone else, if only for a night. The chance to let our imaginations run wild,

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When I look back at photos of myself during my childhood, I see the insecurity in my eyes staring back at me. I see a timid little girl wearing a fake smile. That was coaxed from her by the man or woman behind the camera. You know what those eyes say to me? They tell me that chubby faced, innocent child had already learned that she was something that society frowns upon. She had already been forced to accept the hard truth that she was viewed as the dreaded “fat girl”.

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Unchartered Territory

My daughter is on the brink of adolescence, scary new territory for the both of us. She’s trudging through that precarious, almost-but-not-quite-a-teen state of limbo, we’ve all had to struggle through on our way to adulthood. Of course, I want to help guide her through this awkward phase and see her come out the other side a strong, self-assured young woman.

So on days when she’s more defiant than usual and has me at my wit’s end.

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Objects In The Rearview

The journey I have taken to get where I am now hasn’t been the most direct. There have been twists, turns, side tracks and detours. It has taken time to be able to look in the mirror and feel at ease with who I am. It hasn’t been easy to undo the damage of growing up in a home where sex was a taboo subject.

I grew up in the same small town I was born,

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