Forgiving yourself

Connecting the dots As much as I hesitate to begin a post with a story about my sister—Pam, The Almighty;…

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What forgiving is and isn’t, part 3

Two different things The next paragraph was inspired by my pal Charlene—in a very good way. Food. Fido. Friends. Have…

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The machine

by Frankie Ann Smythe Once upon a time there was a beautiful land. The people were smart. They were creative.…

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Grieving divorce, part 4 of 8

The photo on the wall and the choice Welcome back, Peaceful Readers. Let’s continue our walk through our grieving to-do…

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Time for grieving, part 2 of 6

The second time Welcome back, Peaceful Readers. I have a funny story to tell you that relates to the issue…

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Time for grieving, part 1 of 6

The first time As we move through all the parts of this post, we’ll be looking at three primary aspects…

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Remember, part 2 of 2

The texts Welcome to the 40th and final post in this series on sociopaths. I couldn’t have scripted a better…

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Remember, part 1 of 2

The bit Well, Peaceful Readers, I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot since I began writing this…

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Thanksgiving, part 5 of 5

The vacation and the dream Change can be a really good thing when it’s the right change at the right…

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Thanksgiving, part 4 of 5

Happiness and joy I’ve found it challenging to come up with a really good analogy for the difference between happiness…

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