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Encouraging Words

To me, it's amazing when my 5-year-old comes home talking about the history behind MLK day.

When I was in Kindergarten, we learned our colors, numbers, and maybe a few words.

My son comes home teaching me about rhombuses, arctic animals and their habitats, and about politics.

Today, he came home and gave me a history lesson. He said Martin Luther King was a very good man, who delivered a speech that he was killed for. I'm sure the teachers tried to give these kids the whole picture of "I have a dream", but this is the part that stuck with my little boy - 'he gave a speech that he died for...'

I tried to impart some wisdom at that moment. Wisdom that MLK tried to impart on that day he died.

That we are all created equal...that some people judge others because of their background, race, or religion. That we all should work as a human race to improve our society with peace and respect. That we should NOT judge others based on their color, creed, or religion - b…
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MISSING CHILD ALERT - BRING PATRICK HOME

Yesterday, my friend's son, Patrick, was abducted by his father.  His father, Sean, was supposed to be bringing him home to his mother's house in St. Louis per court orders.  Instead, the father chose to vanish into thin air with Patrick.  His mother, Trish, thinks they may be in California, so please keep an eye out and dial 911 if you see him!

Patrick is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has blue eyes, freckles, and curly long hair (if they haven't cut it). Patrick also has a large birthmark on his left thigh.

His father, Sean, (see photo below) was born in 1970.  His wife's name is Michelle.  

Pay attention to both faces as YOU could be the person that helps find Patrick to bring him home to his mom, in St. Louis.





Patrick is a high functioning autistic kid, who loves music and life.  He loves his pet bulldog and his family in St. Louis.  This sweet kid has an amazing spirit and sense of humor.  He is loved by his mother and well cared for in her home.  

On th…

Victory for Victoria

Although this is not typically my kind of genre, I stepped outside my box to experience something new, with the Warble by Victoria Simcox.  And, am I glad I did.

The Warble is a pleasant surprise in that it's not just a tale of fantasy.  It holds truth and real life principles that are steadfast in our real lives.  The main character, Kristina, holds the pain of rejection from society or her peers.  Through her suffering, one person sees her potential and offers her a gift in the Warble - an unsuspecting metal ball that is the key to her destiny through another world - one where Kristina is labeled 'The Chosen One'.

There are threads that point to God and his everlasting love in this book.  The story parallels Jesus' return and his victory over a fallen world.  Those that have the faith - will see it.  Those that don't want religion thrown in their face don't have to worry because it's so slight all you'll uncover is a really good book that offers a st…

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for a release date for my sixth novel.  Thanks to all of you, who read and support my books.  I appreciate each one of you!

A State of Mind

I was raised running around barefoot on an island, where we only wore shoes when we had to.  When I absolutely was forced to wear shoes - I slipped my toes into my favorite slippah's.

Then, I moved to Oklahoma and as far as the eye could see - people wore boots.  Although I think cowboy boots are great, it just wasn't what I had grown up in.  So in the dead of winter - I was still rocking my flip flops whenever I could.

Now 27 years later - they're everywhere!  And, it makes my heart happy to see how many jet around in those small shoes that are so freeing.  They not only allow our feet to breath during a hot summer but they instill a vacation mindset.  I think everyone has an extra pep in their step when the slip on theirs.  Nowadays, they come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are blinged out. Some are furry or fluffy.  And some are cushioned and comfy.

While here I am - still rocking my island girl style with the basic plastic slippah's ... or to most everyone else - …

Wonder Woman - Must See Film This Summer

From start to finish, this film was spellbinding.From the second it came on screen, an action-filled soundtrack paired with flat two-dimensional graphics flooded the screen & allowed a glimpse of Wonder Woman’s journey in life before she evolved into a pop culture world-while phenomenon.Her Amazon spirit set an entirely different tone for anyone who was used to the television version of Diana Prince.
Gal Gadot, an Isreali actress, martial arts expert, and model easily stepped into the tall boots of the warrior princess and made the transition making us feel she wasn’t just an actress playing a part.She breathed the essence of Diana, Princess of Themyscira - originally known in DC comics as Paradise Island. 
This film starts in today’s time with a mysterious photo delivery from a WWI era.It’s Diana posing center with two soldiers on either side of her – all with a victorious smile.One of those soldiers being Chris Pine.
Without giving away too many details of the film, which centers …

No, Dude! I Really Don't Want to See That!

Yesterday was one for the books ... 
I was in a meeting with a sales manager at a car dealership, which was almost coming to a close when someone from the lobby alerted the manager that someone had driven up on the lot.  From the look on his face, I could tell that whoever this person was - was not exactly welcome.
He promptly apologized and excused himself so that he could deal with the person we'll call 'Dude'.  Within seconds I heard Dude and could tell that he was high maintenance from the commotion in the lobby.  He had not only shown up in a test drive truck but had a ton of his belongings inside and a trailer hitched to the back.
Patiently, I waited inside hoping that whatever went down wouldn't be a 'situation' as the energy felt in the dealership was a bit heightened.
A few minutes later, the manager returned to process a paperwork for Dude when Dude stepped into the inner office for a quick question.  I smelled him before I saw him as smoke rolled in…

Bon Jovi and the POPO

In college, I had this life-sized cardboard cut out of Bon Jovi.  It adorned my dorm room until I was on summer or Christmas breaks and then it would sit in my grandmother's attic waiting patiently for my return to school.

I don't remember how I got it.  I worked at the mall so I could have sweet talked someone at Spencers or a record store.  (Yes, I'm that old)

Unfortunately, during my junior year - my grandmother passed.  This meant cleaning out her house, which set a couple blocks from campus, and determine what to do with her household goods, clothing, etc.  My mother flew in from Hawaii, so she, my sister, and I could handle the task of going through decades of stuff together.

After a full day and night of doing just that, we decided to go out to eat.  Upon returning to grandmother's home, we noticed the front door was ajar.  Did we forget to lock it?  Or had someone broken in?

We called the local police, who ordered us, with guns drawn, to stay safely outside.  …