It goes to show, although one may be near-death, life is not over. It can and should be lived with all its color.Continue Reading...
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After the contract on that expired, I made some minor changes (but not to the storyline) and republished the second edition of “Unwritten Life” in 2012 by Lulu. It is now available on KINDLE format as well. (And until the end of July, it’s on sale for 99 cents).Continue Reading...
If someone you love has every had Alzheimer’s the link below is one you will want to read. I am the grandaughter of a feisty, sweet and loving grandmother. I remember her name. At the end, I do not think she did. Elizabeth. Most everyone called her Lizbeth. Daddy sometimes called her Lizzy. When she wasn’t listening, he’d say Lizard just to make me laugh.
I have retained these memories. Grandma did not. Like shaking a snowball, the snowflakes swirling around inside the globe of her mind. They are all mixed up and eventually they melt away.
The snowman shrinks slowly in the sun. Smaller and smaller. The brain empty of memories no longer needing the extra space.
Alzheimer’s is cruel.
Slowly it creeps upon you.
It stalks you.
You have been chosen.
You are completely unaware.
Through the years, its grasp grows stronger.
The pieces begin to fall.
One by one.
Until the picture becomes blurred.
Aggravating in the beginning….
Where did I put my keys?
Slowly it progresses…
Did I take my pills?
Something is wrong with me. I am scared
What’s your name?
The pieces have fallen.
Too many are forever gone.
You stare at the mirror…
A single tear falls.
Inside you know what is happening.
Sometimes there are brief moments when pieces come back.
Like fog lifting up off the land, your memory is clear.
You try to grasp on.
Your hand slips.
The pieces fall.
The fog grows thick.
The memory is gone.
You stare at the mirror…
Who are you?
Everyone should take a moment to read this post.
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A limited edition art book put together for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2013, containing the poems “Mrs. Albuninah”, “Memory Fractured”, and “Marrow”. Dedicated to Kyle Dean Smith, August 27, 1998 – August 1, 2010, and every child who has had, currently has, or will ever have cancer. 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital to fund research to find cures for childhood cancers. Each copy is hand numbered. There will be only 100 copies. Books are available for sale on Ebay.
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Cats develop bonds with each other in ways that we simply cannot comprehend.Continue Reading...
This review is for: Front Row Center (Forbidden Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Unwritten Life, Amy Shannon
renee.robinson2 Amy Shannon- Unwritten Life Alex has been trying to forget her past. The fact is, she runs from her past. Somehow, like a supernatural entity, her past follows and haunts her. It even finds her! How can this happen? She relocated and completely changed her life. Her habits, skills, employment even her entire identity has been changed! It begins with her best friend appearing out of nowhere. He is a constant reminder of what she has tried to erase from her memories. -Who she was and what she did. This story builds up and then makes your heart drop when Alex ends up with a stalker. As the reader, you want so much for Alex to overcome her past and find true happiness. Yet she finds herself in love, in danger and in turmoil. I believe Amy Shannon can write with such chilling believability because of her own past experiences. I do not know any more than is written in her biography, this is strictly my opinion. I know from experience, an author’s best writings often come from a knowledge of what they write. I am anxious to read Amy’s entire library. She is a new author who should not be overlooked. Her words scream Attention!
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