I Miss Her

Not one day goes by that I don’t think about Cleal Shine. Whether it’s just a little snicker about something she did or said, the near-physical pain I feel sometimes when I think of the pain she, herself, was in during her final days on this side life, she crosses my mind. It’s impossible for … More I Miss Her

Some Days

  I have been running full-throttle since October 23, 1993. Well, at the very least, my mind has been running full-throttle. There hasn’t been a day, let alone a weekend or any other extended period of time since I got married and then divorced when I have been able to take a breather. I moved … More Some Days

Again

When I received the barrage of notifications from all the news outlets that alert me to breaking stories that there’d been a shooting at a school in San Bernardino Monday morning, I cringed. Just like I always do when I hear of these things, I stopped and prayed that there were no deaths, no injuries. When details … More Again

Against the Odds

I received a call from my academic advisor today congratulating me on the fact that I have an overall 4.0 GPA in my graduate studies. That, in and of itself, is great. It is, indeed, cause for celebration. I’m proud of myself. There’s more to the party, though. Once you’ve removed yourself from an abusive situation, … More Against the Odds