Teaching & Restoring Hope: My Life Purpose

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

On a cold January day in 1976, a baby girl was born six weeks early.  I weighed a whopping four pounds.  No one expected me to live, but I did.  At twenty two months, I [...]

Two Drinks are my Liquid Xanax

May 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first time I had sex I was drunk.  I was 15 and had two wine coolers – THE drink in the 80’s. I had just met the young man who would deflower me a few hours earlier. [...]

Alcohol: My Love of the Bottle

May 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

Consuming alcohol is like a sexual experience for me. My heartbeat rises, my face flushes, my inhibitions melt. They are one and the same, and they often go hand in hand. [...]

In The Beginning, There Were Words

April 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

I have the tremendous privilege of being the mother to three wonderful children ages 12, nine and two, and although I consider myself a much better nurturer, listener, and [...]

Managing the Mystery of this Life

April 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

My daughter is obsessed with soccer. She thinks someday she will grow up to play it professionally. Most likely she won’t. That’s the kind of career that’s nearly [...]

My Days: Details, Diets and Denise

March 30, 2016 // 7 Comments

I threw the car door open and struggled to make my way into my classroom without breaking a hip. I felt myself slowly losing balance, so I ungracefully collapsed into my [...]
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