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January 27, 2019

It is 9:30 on Wednesday morning on a hot August morning. The air is thick with smoke from forest fires burning in the mountains.  I have traveled the twenty minutes from downtown Denver to the entrance of an experimental enclave built in the 1950’s, to the home of my w...

October 6, 2016

Simply put, mothers like Maya DiMeo and I are forced to be fierce. Our tender mother-hearts turn from timid to courageous lion-hearts. Our roars routinely herald our arrival in the hallways of schools and countless meetings. Our once polished nails click like claws on...

September 26, 2016

Not sure how it all happened.  After all, it was just a group of ladies like me with stories to tell. Stories of triumph and disappointment. Stories of pain and recovery, stories from our heart. 

None of us are professional writers. We just sit around the long rect...

April 29, 2016

Nowhere in the Special Needs Parenting Handbook will you find a chapter on laundry. The red, cloth-covered book worn from years of service and held together with a once crisp black binding is thick and full of information. The simple Catcher in the Rye kind of cover ca...

March 10, 2016

Even special moms have special moments.   

Enjoy this story of mine read at the fabulous Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, written as a group of women gathered around the Kitchen Table Writing.

 

 

 

 

January 26, 2016

The New Year wails, hungry for life, yet death hugs the notes of legends with darkness. Future memories of my youth are taken into its dark embrace.  The unfortunate list appears to grow daily: Natalie Cole, David Bowie, The Eagles’ Glenn Frye, Celine Dion’s husband an...

July 18, 2015

It was a snowy spring day, a good day to stay home.  As I settled in, the phone rang; it was a fellow writer and self-publisher who was hosting an event on screenwriting that day at a hotel near Stapleton, Denver’s old airport location.  “Can you attend the workshop?”...

June 24, 2015

It is the fall we rarely see coming. It sits, perched regal and great inside my heart. We sometimes fall from one thing into another.  In this case, it is the fall from grace into grace.  You see, I have fallen like an angel into a world I struggle to understand.

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My daughter, Mikelle, and I share a website, www.TheShiningBeautifulSeries,com, and we have chosen February as the month of LOVE.

This month we invited Katie Grange to be our guest blogger. Katie resides in Aspen, Colorado, and is a parent of an adult child with special...

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