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Thank You Nancy Drew

“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” ~ Helen Keller Teen Detective Extraordinaire Books literally feed my soul. They have since I was a child. The first person to do that was teen ….

Recovery and Illness

“I think there’s so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.” ~ Abby Wambach It might seem like an oxymoron, for years I could have considered it my job, forcing myself to vomit eight, ten times a day. The littlest thing like coffee ….

Let Us: Be Love Respect and Listen Together

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~  Martin Luther King, Jr. I have thought long and hard on what to say and what to write. Typing, then hitting the back space time and time again. I even wondered whether I should say anything at all. I wondered whether it would even help. I have always preferred ….

Lessons in Failure.

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba   When I made the decision to move to New York in literally a month, from start to finish, My type A personality was freaking out. Coming from a small town, I had a lot of peoples opinions buzzing in my ear. Then, one night over ….

The Magic of Harry Potter

” ‘Harry Potter’ created a generation of readers in an era when kids could have disappeared into the depths of the Internet. That’s no small feat. Every book series owes J.K. Rowling a debt of gratitude.” ~ Gary Ross “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” ~ William Godwin As a kid I was an avid reader, to ….

We Will Rise

“I’ve always seen the Olympics as a place where you could act out your differences on the athletic field with a sense of sportsmanship and fairness and mutual respect.” ~ Andrew Young “I’ve realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I ….

Write, Write, Write Every Day

“Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical.” ~ Derrick Jensen I have been writing since I was out of diapers. Chicken scratch with stick people turning into scribbles, finally turning into something, albeit briefly, legible. Ideas, journaling, leading to essays and novels. I write every day, even if it ….

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