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Christmas Spirit

I love the spirit of grace that Christmas brings. I love houses lighting up the neighborhood. I love the traditional Bevan goodies. l love finding unique gifts for special people. I love lights that shine in a dark room. But I am not good at hoopla. My youngest son was born in December. That year goes down as my best Christmas ever. He has also always been an advocate for all the hoopla that comes with the Christmas holiday. Decorations! Lights! Cookies! So when he wasn’t demanding the tree up the day after Thanksgiving I started to worry. We didn’t...

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Self Authoring Suite

It was somewhere around December 2015 that I created the Facebook page for my writings under Open Wound. My life had encountered a sea change and I had the uncontrollable urge to share my thoughts. My close friends had experienced my litany of thoughts and ideas about life and encouraged me to open them up to others. Since then I’ve had many tell me they had similar desires to write but didn’t know where to start. My start included years of rambling journal entries, and many personal study programs on how to manage my interior life. A friend recently sent...

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Voices

My voice feels shaky today. I do consider myself a writer. But I don’t make things up, basically share thoughts. It’s easier in writing. Shades of a shy childhood maybe? I try to keep it conversational. I’m no expert. I truly believe in freedom of choice and live and let live. I have shared a few expressions that my Dad passed along at the dinner table when I was young. One was, “Your personal liberty to swing your arms ends just where my nose begins.” Apparently lawyers and orators have used this expression since the early 1900’s. Dad likes to...