Tag Archives: abuse

The House Fire I Survived and Why It Forever Ruined Christmas for Me

The holiday season has always been difficult for me, even as a child, and especially since the Christmas of 1976, when I was 15 years old. But after having children of my own, I always made sure they had a very … Continue reading

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Crazy Enough

This week has been, for the most part, a positive one. Instead of hibernating and writing as I’ve been doing, I actually ventured out some and spent time with close friends and our youngest son, Lance. Despite a couple of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want Stuff. I Want PEACE.

Ronnie and I will be leaving Oregon and moving to “our peaceful place” in the near future. Wanting to be proactive, I decided a few months ago to start going through storage containers and file cabinets — beginning with the … Continue reading

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