I’m born and raised Tennessee and now live somewhere deep in the woods of Kentucky not far from the Mississippi River. My heart remains in Tennessee. It will always be there. Fortunately, I’m only a mile from the state line and still have a Tennessee residence as well.
I write. It’s what I love to do.
I write poetry, articles, and am currently working on four books,
one of which will probably indeed become a movie.
I need to narrow that number down to the one with the probable movie rights but that’s hard when you realize 40 things at the same time and usually at 3 am. One book is for curriculum, one is fiction in which I can live out my life and past adventures in a different way, and one is non-fiction, and one is a biography.
Yes, I am a night owl for many reasons. I love the night. I love the solitude, and the quietness. Everything is still. Dark. I’ve fallen in love with the night and it’s music. Especially the owls. I’ve fallen in love with lightning in the night sky.
Many nights I’ve watched the sun come up and not by my choice though some people still think that I do have that choice. In my opinion, that calls me a liar. I don’t like being called a liar. See, most of the darkness in my life happened at night and that’s part of the reason it’s so hard for me to sleep at night.
I’m also the black sheep of the family and I’m good with that.
I’m good with that because I stand out. I don’t blend in. I don’t conform. I think for myself. I learn for myself. Black sheep are just as beautiful as white sheep and, to God, just as valuable, and we all have inherent immeasurable worth no matter what color we are.
Yes, there is a darkness that lurks inside of me and you and everyone you know. As long as we’re on this side of the dirt, we will always have that with us but, it doesn’t have to rule us unless we want it to. I’ve been depressed, oppressed, and repressed and you will learn more about that here and in my coming books. With the exception of the biography, in my books, you will see parts of me. The actual me. Those who know me best will know which parts those are.
My most important concerns …
- Myself – spiritually, emotionally, and physically – without me taking care of me, who can I be of use to?
- My husband
- My highly functioning Autistic daughter
- My friends and their families and their struggles
- Helping others
- My writing
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Illness
- Home Schooling
- All Kinds of Struggles
- Healing Divisions of Race and Civil Rights
- Healing Spiritual Division
- Scam Artists – I love to play with these!
- TED Talks
I’m one of the most diverse people you will ever meet.
People often ask me my political affiliation. I’m a conservative that’s moderately liberal. In other words, it depends on the subject.
I’ve been on a journey all my life. You have too even though you may not know it. I just learned that I have been about two years ago.
It’s a spiritual/physical/recovery journey towards love and all the things that matter. Lots of different things.
No one will agree with everything I have to say and that’s okay. I’m not here to try to please everyone.
I’m here to share me with you. I’m here for you to connect with me and know that I’ve been where you are – struggling, happy, miserable, in chronic pain, alone, in an emotionally abusive relationship, growing spiritually, people shifting in and out of your life, learning.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours? I’m looking forward to knowing.