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Self Determination

What do you want to be?

Sometimes I feel stuck.  It seems that my life is passing me by and I don’t see that there are other choices I can make. Nick is so excited that Halloween is coming up.  It is not just the opportunity to go trick-or-treating that he looks forward to.  He loves the costumes.  He is currently

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Persistence Pays Off

Recently we visited with a local bookseller here in Ireland that is selling my book, “A Cottage in Donegal.”  Even though I self-published the book back in 2011, it still creates lots of interest. While we were talking about book sales, Nick kept interrupting our conversation saying, “I want a book.  About airplanes.” I looked

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Today was a good day!

I really enjoy spending time with the attendees at the MIRCI Conferences.  They are women from all over the globe who come together once a year for three days to discuss current issues surrounding women, feminism and motherhood.  It is inspiring to be in the presence of such dedicated, intelligent women, to discuss their concerns

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Resolutions and Rededications for One Day.

What happened!  I was so motivated, again.  I had all the best intentions, I bought all the right stuff.  Clothes, equipment, I even got a cute water bottle.  Glass of course.  I started out dedicated and gung-ho.  This time it was going to be different.  Again. I did great for two weeks.  I rode my

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To be or not to be? Your choice!

It seems that there are daily opportunities for me to become offended.  Bad drivers in traffic stress me out, people in grocery store lines say rude things, phone solicitation sales personnel try and scam me , the list goes on and on.  In each of these situations I can easily rationalize or justify my strong

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Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Another friend’s husband has just lost his job.  Arden and I have been helping Nick learn to deal with the side affects of increasing his seizure medicine to avoid seizure clusters.  These are hard things.  Each of these situations bring increased stress and heightened emotions.

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Go Hawks! It’s Blue Friday.

Nick woke up today asking, “what day is it?”  And before we could answer him, he yelled out, “It’s Blue Friday, Game Day.”  Nick loves football and especially the Seahawks playing football.  He knows that football season is over each year in February with the Super Bowl and starts up again with the pre-season games

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Keeping the Bright Side Out!

If you ask my cousin in Ireland how he is doing, the reply often is “Keeping the bright side out.”  He explained this to me as when he is under pressure, he finds is easier to smile through the day, while working on keeping his thoughts moving toward the brighter side too. It is a

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Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Yesterday Arden and I witnessed another Nick miracle.  I took a picture.  Over the weekend I had been playing Bananagrams with friends.  It is a game where lettered tiles are used to spell words.  Nick was struggling to pick up the tiles.  We searched the internet and discovered that there is a similar game with

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Complete focus.

We took Nick out to the Malin Hotel to see his favorite singer, Shunie Crampsey.  Nick is typically predictable.  Some of this is his autistic behaviors, some is his determination.  When we go out in Ireland, he likes a specific beverage that he only orders in Ireland – blackcurrant syrup with white lemonade in a

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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.