Shedding Light on the Family Tree: A Case of Mistaken Identity

The 26th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Identity Identity is so deeply nuanced that it’s not a topic I can tackle in just a few days with any satisfaction. And so, I’ve landed on writing a very short piece of fiction based on a true story. Here goes … ~*~ “One more … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Born for the Stage

The 14th in a series of posts about my family treeInspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Check it out! We’re at week 14 of this 52-week ancestral adventure and already it’s proven quite a ride. Unearthing old stories and solving family mysteries is all part of the fun, of course, and … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Born for the Stage

That Old Shoe

How do we give ourselves permission to be joyful? I mean really joyful. How do we duck from under the weight of conditioning wrought by generational trauma that gets in the way of us finding our own joy? Well, the truth is we can’t duck it, we have to deal with it. We have to … More That Old Shoe


Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year? ~*~ In the desk drawer to my right ~ where I keep paper clips, and pencils and the like ~ there’s … More Hallelujah!

Violetta Unleashed

Daily Prompt: The Transporter Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. ~*~ One of my clearest and happiest memories of childhood takes place just before my family disintegrated. As I’ve mentioned before, exposure to classical music was an integral part of … More Violetta Unleashed

The Culture of Dumb

Daily Prompt: (Your thing) for Dummies ~*~ I would never label anyone as dumb or a dummy. The term is abusive. The very idea of it makes my head spin. As a certified Equine Canada coach (Level 1), Bronze certified trainer in the natural horsemanship methods of Chris Irwin, and a recent practitioner of Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning there’s one thing I know … More The Culture of Dumb