The Journey Began Here

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Me when I was in First Grade The television set was first introduced into homes in the '50s. Every day, someone on our block was getting their brand new TV delivered. I can still see the delivery men carrying the monster box into our house and setting up the new black and white ...

The Lie

I lift the faded black and white class photo out of the box and turn it over. There's a date on the bottom: 1958. The girl with the headband and ringlets, sitting in the third row of desks, is my best friend, Lori. Everyone used to say she looked exactly like the Shirley Temple doll, ...

TWO JELLYFISH

Write City published my story today and I'm beyond thrilled because although it took me two tries, it was accepted. This is an excerpt from the first email I received:  "We appreciate you letting us take a look at this story for possible publication in The Write City Magazine.  Usually we’ve got a straight up YES ...

I DID IT!

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I’m proud of myself. Today I took a giant leap and entered the Pitch Wars contest, a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for an agent showcase. So I believe I have a chance. I ...

FORGET ABOUT IT!

I DON"T NEED NO JOB! A few months ago, Jessica said she wanted a job. Rene, her support coordinator, began the process for her. He contacted Vocational Rehab, and after a bunch of mishaps, we got the paperwork completed and started the process. Today, after numerous trips to Voc Rehab, I picked up Jessica at her ...