Cure

“If you could cure…”

I stopped him, “That is not a fair question.”

The scientist raised his eyebrows.

How can you speak of “cure” when the issue in discussion is in every cell of his body?

What does it feel like to have 47 chromosomes? I wonder. Does it feel different than 46?

Every cell in our body contains our chromosomal makeup.  Cells constantly regenerate, each set (or triplicate) of chromosomes generating and regenerating as well. Sometimes cells in the typical population, triplicate the 21st chromosome, here and there. But it’s scant –

In which I talk about the long hard winter

There was a time when I lived in chronic physical pain. This pain caused a battle between my body and mind. My mind rebelled by slowly killing me.

The war inside of me waged, gradual and nearly invisible…until it wasn’t.

I think of that time like a lifetime behind this one.

When I am reminded of the triggers that prodded me in that life, I am still affected, but differently. Like a reverse acupuncture.

Those winters full of pokes and pain, fear and unworthiness, sit like one long winter in my memory. Scars flare under my skin. It’s an odd sensation, a burning

Sometimes Opening Minds Is Best Handled as a Soft Sell…

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Welcome to a #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) of a Free Write Friday,

Free Write Friday is where I let loose on the reins and just type for 15 minutes about what I’m thinking and what’s going on. This post I am sharing today was originally published one year ago, Sept 4, 2015, just as Marcus and I were gearing up for the Big Book Tour. SO, step back in time with me: 

So this week I wrote

Free Write Friday Holiday Ramble

It’s Dec 11, Are you ready?presents

Nope. Not ready for the Holiday Season and not ready for 2016. As you know, the good/bad news is that these events, days, moments, and years come whether we are ready or not.

It’s gray here today.

cars1 Even the cars out and about today are gray.

When it’s gray in the Midwest, it’s a permeating gray. I understand the movie Nebraska was shot in black and white, maybe

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