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    Numbers. People. Lives lost. Families and communities torn apart. What do these all have in common? Suicide. In 2017,  47, 173 Americans died by their own hand.  1,4000,000 attempts were made. For some, these are simply statistics. For […]

“Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Make this world a better place if you can.”- Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson The lyrics to the song made famous by Diana Ross is an apt description of Epiphany Jordan’s new book entitled Somebody […]

As I have done for the past 20 years since my husband took his final breath in this incarnation, I use 12/21 as a day of recollection. Not to remain entrenched in the past, but to see how far I […]

In a recent conversation, a metaphor came to me. I am a writer, after all, and symbols pop into my head like a full to bursting, hot on the stove pan of Jiffy Pop. I was speaking with someone about […]

Over the past few days, I have received numerous requests to replace my Facebook profile picture with a black box today. “Tomorrow, female blackout from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Its a movement to show what the world might be […]

Writing this as I snuggle under the covers, listening to my favorite radio station WXPN from whence comes all sorts of music to tickle my ears and delight my soul. The wind outside my house sounds like a freight train as the  […]

I’m a sucker for heart-tugging movies, especially those that highlight characters who overcome seemingly unfathomable obstacles. From the moment I saw the trailer for Wonder (based on the best selling book by the same name, written by graphic designer and […]

Finally, I can see my way past a stye in my left eye that for the past week has impaired my vision with its stop signal red glowing lump. When it first appeared,  I figured it would dissipate in a […]

I was a busy-buzzy kid; always on the move. In a day’s time, I could be seen riding my bike, swimming, coloring, playing with dolls, digging in the garden, skating, hanging out in the woods, reading, and being with friends. […]

Throughout my life, my father used to utter these wise words, “You never know what tomorrow brings,” as his way of honoring the present moment. Although he wouldn’t quite frame it that way, since he was a worrier at times […]