Of Raging Hormones, Depression, and Being a Good Person …

In later years, when I had become an adult with my own children, was married to a man that my mother viewed as very successful, I believe that my mother grew ashamed of her actions of having beat me and called me names–her form of punishment.

She observed me guiding and disciplining my and my husband’s children,


The Dance Between Words and Paint, Paper and Canvas

“To re-present words is far more difficult, because the relation is so close between model and artist. The novelist works in the very material out of which the object he is trying to render is made. He must use, to express soul, the signs which soul uses to express it self. It is relatively easy […]


Of Fissures and Cracks, Parenting, and The Laboratory of Home …

A mother of three ages, 24, 20 and 13, all daughters, I find myself, a wife of thirty years, psychotherapist, oftentimes growing cynical, not so much with the children of our culture and society, but having lost patience with the parents, or should I say, adults, who suppose themselves experts at everything and therefore question nothing of themselves, life or their children.

This is not The Mommy Psychologist.

We would all do well to heed her byline regarding our own lives and concerning most matters in life– “ … the child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself. “

She, along with her posts inspire me–


Of Mothers, Sons and Actions that Leave Us Eternally Changed…

Grace…., a photo by Acoustic Soul on Flickr. It always happens this way. A shooting takes place in our nation. A person and/or others are killed while going about their day. Voices cry out, those of the bereaved family members and others in shock and anger. Stories of the incident make a virulent trek across […]


Radio Show | Author, Vincent Alexandria

Author Vincent Alexandria discusses his mystery novels, “Postal Blues,” “If Walls Could Talk,” and “Black Rain,” and his upcoming children’s book, “Marvelous Marvin. He will also share his plans for participating in the California Book Summit, September 10-13, 2009 in San Ramon California. So tune in.


Radio Show | Author, Phillip Wilhite

Author Phillip Wilhite, discusses his debut novel, “Surviving Chadwick“. So tune in.


Radio Show | Clare Langley-Hawthorne: Ursula Marlow and Lord Oliver Wrotham

Edwardian mystery writer, Clare Langley-Hawthorne, discusses her novels, The Consequences of Sin, and The Serpent and The Scorpion, and the chemistry between her protagonist, Ursula Marlow and Lord Oliver Wrotham. So tune in. Clare @ Facebook Clare @ Goodreads Clare’s Blog:  An Edwardian State of Mind Clare @ Blogger.com


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