Category Archive: General Blogging

Dec 30

A Few Things Made a Big Difference, Including Spending the Afternoon With Katelyn, My Grand Daughter

Some of the other things we’ve done this month that made a difference in generating the spirit of the season for me—I only got a small portion of Christmas Decorations out this year—mainly nativity sets. I really have enjoyed the simple ness. Vance and I attended the Tabernacle Choir Christmas dinner—his first after retiring from …

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Dec 30

Tabernacle Choir Concert

A couple of other things that happened just this year—we took our children to the Tabernacle Choir’s dress rehearsal for their Christmas concert, and then I took Brenda the next night. I sat and did some of my paper-cutting art as I listened and the girl behind me was interested in what I was doing. …

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Dec 30

Christmas Morning on Sunday

We had a really amazing church service on Christmas morning in which our choir and instrumentalists, etc performed during most of the service, and Dennis Remy gave a powerful talk about how each one of us must “Come to Bethlehem” throughout our lives. I don’t think I have ever been affected quite the way I was. …

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Oct 26

Website set up

  I’m really excited because my website is now accessable–www.rawtruthofadoption.org. My son is still working on it, but it should only be another day or so before my newly published book will be available for purchase through that site. I really want to share my book. Those of you who know me well know how …

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Oct 20

Wabi Sabi books get replaced

Thanks to the integrity of my publisher, Lunar Publishing, all my WABI SABI books have been replaced with corrected copies that are now available for purchase. The response I’ve been getting has been humbling. People are way, way excited to purchase my book. When I’ve shared the poem, Brown, people have become emotional. That’s how …

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Oct 20

Another Insane Moment

I can’t believe it. Another insane moment: My book was printed with significant errors in it–errors that were absolutely and positively corrected prior to when it went to the printer. I personally checked to make certain that there were NO mistakes and that everything was complete. It was absolutely complete. But after I picked up …

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Oct 20

Back from the printer

I just got my book back from the printer’s today. It’s now available!!! It’s such a dream come true. I couldn’t be more excited. I couldn’t be more proud of our son Darian for the way in which he is using his amazing writing talent as a sports commentator for two different online Sports columns–Torn …

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Oct 20

Blog Emerges

With a lot of encouragement, my family and many friends encouraged me to write a book which I have done.  I have included poetry and my experiences as a foster and adoptive mother.  When I completed the first draft of my book there were less than 200 pages and about 85 poems.  Presently, my book …

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Oct 20

First Blog

When I became the second mother to my adult daughter Brenda, she shared with me a lot of the hundreds of poems she had written from the time she was a teenager. Nearly all of them were done in free verse and had a kind of spontaneity about them that very effectively communicated present-moment, raw …

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