Perspective

I Hurt Too

I've always considered myself emotionally strong, having gone through painful loss early on--two brothers who died suddenly and unexpectedly in their 30’s and 50’s, respectively, twenty years apart, and both my parents who suffered and died slowly due to cancer seven years apart. But nothing…

Same Dress, Different Events

From attending my first prom a few weeks ago, I just attended --well, also planned and executed (with a lot of help)--the debut or 18th birthday of my firstborn daughter, Jamie! It is quite ironic, I really do think (right, Alanis)? Jamie didn't want a…

My First Prom . . . Ever!

It had taken decades before I had my very first prom. From an all-girls catholic school which didn't consider proms as required, I never had one in high school--unless you consider an all-girls party at a classmate's house. I never had anything similar in college…

Farewell, 2016! Hello, 2017!

  2016 is done and dusted. And while it was a big year for me, writing-wise, I am excited at the prospect of 2017! 2016 brought me the following: Release in print of 4 books - Turning Points, In My Dreams, The Retreat, and Kate,…

2016 is Going to be Epic!

Think about this: My first novel (#JustWritePH), Turning Points, will be released as a stand-alone e-book novel by Buqo. I plan to also make Turning Points available on paperback through a limited print run. My #StrangeLit novella, In My Dream, will be released as a…

Why I Cut My Hair Short

Before 2014 was over, I had shed off more than 1 foot of hair. I always got the inevitable question--WHY??? Drastic changes in hairstyles for women have always been linked to life changing events. So I guess it was normal for people to ask me…

2014 Gratitude Journal – Part 6

As another year comes to a close,  I wanted to take the time to list down a couple of items I am thankful for covering the period December 14, 2013 to December 13, 2014.  This is Part 6 – Numbers 32 to 36.   32.  …

2014 Gratitude Journal – Part 5

     As another year comes to a close,  I wanted to take the time to list down a couple of items I am thankful for covering the period December 14, 2013 to December 13, 2014.  This is Part 5 – Numbers 27 to 31.   27.  …

2014 Gratitude Journal – Part 4

As another year comes to a close,  I wanted to take the time to list down a couple of items I am thankful for covering the period December 14, 2013 to December 13, 2014.  This is Part 4 – Numbers 20 to 26.   20.  …
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