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Caution: Unforeseen paradigm shifts ahead!

You might not be aware that Port Townsend, WA, a charming seaside town, is known as “The Mecca of Bowmaking.”  We weren’t.  This week, Arden, Nick and I took a short road-trip to view a film playing in the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend.  We thought we were going there just to have an outing

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Celebrating awesome people.

I was invited to help celebrate the 40th birthday of Children’s Therapy Center based in Kent, Washington.  CTC has always been on the forefront of multi-disciplinary therapy for children to help them achieve maximum independence. My chance to speak gave me the unforgettable opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank three people who dramatically changed the

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I am still learning patience.

I have known for over 40 years now that Nick has special needs.  Throughout that time, I have loved him, encouraged him, supported him, fought for him so he could get the services and therapies that he needed.  I understand what he is capable of and I know what is unrealistic expectations.  Most of the

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Another Joyful Moment.

This past weekend, we celebrated Nick’s 40th birthday.  It was one of the most memorable parties we have held here.  100 people joined us in the mild afternoon sunshine, lavished presents and well wishes on Nick, ate wonderful Mexican food from Ixtapa (our local favorite restaurant) and spent a couple of hours laughing and visiting

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My first book is on Audible!

Back in 2011, I self-published my first novel titled,  “A Cottage in Donegal, Mary Doherty’s Story.” I am very grateful for the incredible reception that this book has received. The comments from people all over the world have warmed my heart. Since that amazing beginning, I have felt that there was one thing that was

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It’s the little things.

I am a planner.  I like to organize things to avoid chaos.  I find comfort in looking at life like a chess game, trying to anticipate what might happen, creating contingency plans “just in case.” Well…  Often life doesn’t cooperate.  Unexpected things irritatingly just happen.  These are the little things that distract me from feeling

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Let the party begin!

Nick will be 40 years old in less than a month.  It seems a little hard to believe that we are all that much older. When we asked him what he wanted to do to celebrate his 40th birthday, he said he wanted a party in Ireland and in Carnation.  He wanted two parties.  Arden

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You not see me.

Today’s Nick story is just plain funny.  We were watching a recorded singing competition TV reality show and although the show wasn’t over, it was time to put Nick in bed.  With a typical kid response, he said, “No I go to bed.”  And also typically as parents we said, “At the end of this

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Finding my tribe.

18 months ago I walked into a hotel in Orlando wondering if it would make a difference.  It was the night before the 5th Lennox Gastaut Syndrome Foundation International Conference was starting and I had been invited to meet some of the other attendees ahead of the event. I usually shy away from meeting perfect

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Just be patient, I’m a work in progress

As I have mentioned, Nick often will communicate thoughts and ideas through songs and their lyrics.  Today, during his morning bathing and dressing routine, it was Alan Jackson’s song, Just be Patient, I’m a Work in Progress.  It made both Arden and I laugh. The idea is intriguing.  The lyrics are specifically about a couple,

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.