A indigenous, 50 something, military veteran and new empty nester. Finding comfort and inspiration in the written word. Discovering my creative voice in the words that find their way onto the page.
I know where you are, I was there too. No amount of “things”, take away the blue. Talking helps but only if you hear.
I love my job because...
The day to day is never the same and you never know what to expect. When I was younger, I wanted to grow up and be a pilot. A fighter jet pilot to be exact. I was enamored with all things Star Wars and believed that being a pilot was the closest thing to that dream of flying up to the stars. Unfortunately, vertigo and bad eyesight was a major eliminating factor. I still love flying for travel when I get the chance.
It was a hot summer day walking down that dusty road. The grasshoppers sang their song and hurriedly flew away as Rose walked through the tall grass.
It was a bitter cold; he could feel it in his bones. Akona disliked waking up so early, the sun was not even up yet. It was his turn to gather wood for the house. It had snowed heavily the night before so the trek through the woods was going to be long. It was only the first weeks into winter. Oklahoma winters could be unpredictable.
What a strange trip its been
April 2021 "...Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me Other times, I can barely see Lately, it occurs to me What a long, strange trip it's been.." - Truckin' by The Grateful Dead
We brought you here 6 years ago. I was nervous to let you grow. You’ve had adventure and lots of fun. Under the hot Texas sun.
**Warning: Discussion of American History, Politics, and the Genocide of Indigenous people. July 4, 2021 Today the United States celebrates its Independence Day.
The afternoon sunshine was growing dimmer, and it felt like it was beginning to surround Audra as she made her way back to the safety of her fence line. She never liked that ominous feeling.