And Now a Scary Peek ......

 ...... into how my brain works on any given day. Do NOT proceed any further if you're at all squeamish.Or get nightmares.Or want visions of sugar plums dancing through your heads. This is not for the weak of heart.Or maybe even the pregnant or people with back problems. Proceed at your own risk.Don't blame me if you end up terrified.You've been warned. ...more

A Poignant Mother's Story My Review of "The Testament of Mary"

I can't remember the last time I was so affected by an author's words.     It has been a long time since I have been so profoundly moved enough by writer's story that I was brought to tears.  I'm not sure I haveever felt such a strong connection to a protagonist....more

A Virtual Stone

 September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  I honestly hadn’t planned to write a piece about cancer.  It’s been in me for a long time, but I never even considered letting it out until now.  Still hopelessly torn, I ultimately took the easy way out and put it in my Step-Mother’s hands.  I told her that I was thinking of writing a piece and if she agreed, would send it to her for approval before publishing.  If Joyce said that I could write it, I would.  If Joyce didn’t want me to, I would not. ...more

Happy 35th Birthday Ryan!

Happy 35th Birthday Ryan!Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.  ~Author Unknown...more

Happy Birthday & R.I.P. Edward Wolfe Faltynowski

A Life Full of Days... ...more
@garnet76 Hi Christine, I don't always check back here at Blogher. Yes, Eddie had a brother ...more

'Smoke' In The Air...

 'Smoke' In The Air...By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny GeeI sat on the porch that day on the phone talkingI got up and began walkingToward the edge of the porch to seeA 'smoke' in the air a few feet from meI watched it closely as it drifted aroundIt moved about in the air without making a soundI 'know' there are things I'll never understandI know about miracles, see things because... I canWithout seeing Tommy, I 'knew' it was he...more

For Now... I Don't Have To Walk Alone

  For Now...  I Don't Have To Walk AloneBy Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny GeeAs I walked the halls in my mindI looked at memories of all kindsSome I looked at longerBut, some I can't until I'm strongerI peeped into a room I saw Tommy's smileTommy, my son .... my only childI walk a little farther down the hallI turn around, I thought I heard my name calledI walk several doors downTo look all around...more

Chapter 1: The Clockmaker

  Six weeks after the World Trade Center came crashing down, the clockmaker died. His day began like every other, wi...more