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December 16 1958
Hutchinson Kansas
About Me
I enjoy watching & listening to people around me. They provide my inspirations as have my life experiences. I take in all the nuances of nature and the world I am surrounded by. I have three grown children and five grandchildren by my oldest daughter. I'm a widow. My husband took his own life in 2006. I'm a social & political advocate, a moderate independent voting candidate over party.
Type of Writer
I write poetry, fiction, biographical pieces, essays, and I love to read other's works.
Twitter & FB, reading fiction and non-fiction, poetry, all types of music (but especially folk and alternative). I like watching pro-football and college basketball, and I love baseball but only if I'm there at the game.
Favorite Genres
horror, poetry, comedy, short fiction of any kind, and political/social news
Favorite Books
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury and The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Favorite Authors
Stephen King,,Dean Koontz,Joyce Carol Oates, and many 19th & 20th century short story writers
Favorite Poets
Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Frost
Favorite Quote
"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice." -Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Music
Harry Chapin, R.E.M., most current pop/alternative music, Carly Simon,Simon and Garfunkel, and Billy Joel
Favorite Movies
Lackawana Blues; All Tyler Perry movies; It, by Stephen King; Now You See Me; and all Hallmark Movies; and Christmas With The Cranks
Favorite Shows
Persons of Interest; Empire; Grimm; Blackish; The Goldbergs; Young and Hungry;Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Cedar Cove; NCIS; Mike and Molly; and The Black List
    Rated: E · Parenting · #2044509
    Estranged parents use their children against the other which creates turmoil for children
    Rated: E · Nature · #2044568
    The stars in the night sky instill passion, dreams, longing, direction, and more
    Rated: E · Nature · #2042852
    In college my professor had us write a poem from the prospective of the blind.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2035746
    Walking during snow fall as a teen
    Rated: 13+ · Death · #2035044
    My husband took his own life in 2006 and left me to help our children deal with it
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