Help the Orlando Shooting Victims

I was heartbroken to hear the news coming out of Orlando today, and my heart goes out to the victims and their families. I hate that it takes tragedies like this to remind us that we need to love and cherish those closest to us, because we never know if they will still be here tomorrow.... Continue Reading →

Moving On

It's now been four months since I lost my husband to depression. Losing a loved one is never easy, but I think even more so when it's a beloved spouse. At times it can be soul-crushing. There are days my heart aches and I struggle to breath. Yet, despite that, there are also days I... Continue Reading →

How I Grieve

Everyone has opinions on just about everything, including how a person should grieve. Apparently, according to some people, I'm not grieving right. Clearly I must not have loved my husband because I'm not completely broken and despondant. I'm not running out and joining grief counseling groups or private counseling sessions. I tell these people that... Continue Reading →


On January 31, 2016 my husband lost his long battle with depression. I've spent a lot of time talking to many people about what happened. One thing that strikes me in all this is how completely surreal it all feels. The fact that I went from being happily married to a widow in far less... Continue Reading →

Why I Write

I write for many reasons, just as I have, and do, read for many reasons. The main reason, however, is an escape from reality. Now I am, for the most part, a very optimistic person. I see the bright side of most situations. However, I have always been surrounded by sadness in one form or... Continue Reading →

The Deepening Divide

It breaks my heart to see how divided people in the US are becoming over issues of race, gender, sexuality and other such topics. I was born and grew up in the 1970s and 80s. I saw a lot of progress being made towards people seeing each other as human beings. Looking at the individual... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Bubblews

For the past year or so I've been posting articles in a site known as Bubblews. As of today, November 15, 2015, it was officially shut down with the following message. The writing had been on the wall, so to speak, for awhile now. There hadn't been much interaction from staff or moderators in months... Continue Reading →

My Fan Fictions

As of this post I have a total of 21 fan fictions written, 18 of which are complete and three that are still works-in-progress. My first attempt was a small filler piece for Sailormoon. I was re-reading the original Manga and I was struck with an idea of a missing scene or two that I... Continue Reading →


Summer is fast coming to an end and my favorite season is approaching. I have always loved Autumn, with the changing leaves, the crisp air and the return of wearing comfy sweaters. This Autumn I am planning try something I never thought I would - I'm going to participate in NaNoWriMo. For those of you... Continue Reading →

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