Don’t wear gold…

I don’t wear gold… but I did and I am again. Here is a little background. Growing up I wore gold all the time, along with all the other popular metals. When did that change? Well, I left my second husband in 2001 and until recently (like this week) I never wore anything with gold without hatred filled in my heart. Until last year, I didn’t realize I had made this subconscious decision. I had to really think about the last time I wore gold or diamonds. I twas when I gave my second husband his last goodbye. I pulled away with my boys and mother in my van and drove off to a new future. A guy I dated for nearly 9 years, gave me an engagment ring that was silver and gold mixed… I hated that ring. It angered me cause he knew I didn’t want gold. That is the about the face of that relationship and a

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Let's talk about trust

Trust is defined as – firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Trust isn’t something we throw around like bird seed at a park. Nope its something that builds over time. Days, weeks, months, and even years. The longer you can trust someone the stronger the bond becomes. But here is the kicker… it only takes one action to break down that invisible bond that was as solid as a brick wall. When that action happens everything crumbles. This week that happened to me twice. Bonds that I thought were strong were discovered to be false. As each day goes by, I now question ever word and action that was ever said by those who broke their bonds with me. I’m a forgiver. I wasn’t always. Over the decades I’ve learned to forgive. Now mind you, I don’t forgive for the other persons sake. OH NO!!!! I forgive for my own. BUT I don’t

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Never leave a task undone

That is a blanket title I know but today I’m talking more about your medical bills. Know that even though technology runs nearly everything that humans still stand behind the machines and therefore mistakes happen. When you see a doctor or specialists or have tests run or procedures completed, don’t pay a bill just because it was sent to you. In the last 30 days I’ve had bills adding up to more than $1k sent to me. I was diligent and looked up the EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) to verify my portions due! I owed nothing! Either time! Human error. If you have bills and don’t understand them call someone for help. Don’t let the bill sit and fester like a wound that ill rot of an appendage and eventually land on your credit or worse, prevent you from future treatments. Take care of it. Make a few calls. Get things looked at. Never leave a task undone.

A short to share

I don’t remember exactly when I wrote this piece but thought I’d share it here… I hope you enjoy it. The Darkness Rain fell against the tin roof as the heavens battled above. Lightning flashed and thunder roared as the night fell away and the morning drew near.  The witching hour was almost upon her as her dreams twisted into terrors.  Running through the woods, chased by a darkness with no body, no shape or indication of life. Dread filled her as the presence grew near. The forest thick, making progress slow as her body scraped against the brush trying to hold on to her, to keep her from running.  A large oak tree stood only yards away, but her dress had snagged on some briars and did all it could to maintain its hold on her there. The cotton gown twisted into the thorns and tore as she pulled herself free to find safety behind the giant oak. Her breath struggled to come to her

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New Release: Atlantic Island Universe Anthology

Atlantic Island Universe Anthology These short stories build on Fredric Shernoff’s Atlantic Island Trilogy (re-releasing now) but introduce new characters and elements. Each story sets the stage for full-length novels releasing in 2020. The Atlantic Island Universe includes time travel, friendships, secrets, romance, betrayals, and even a rescued puppy named Maya. Now is the TIME to join this sci-fi fantasy adventure! Mosaics: Shattered by Dawn Dagger A high school student in the near future has his difficult life turned upside down when a young woman appears out of nowhere and asks him to help save the world. Odyssey: The Fated Ones by AJ Kurtz A woman recovering from a breakup with her girlfriend begins to travel in her dreams. She attracts the attention of the MMEA, and learns there might be more to the breakup than she realized. Manifest Destiny by LaLa Leo A secret research base below Atlantic Island holds survivors of the Event. Trapped for months in their

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