My diary has been here since 2005. I have always used it to reflect and process. Writing has been the best therapist for me, though I have actually had some excellent therapists, as well. I took a 12-year break and recently began using it as a launch pad for writing a memoir.

Until 6/23/2019, I was OnionGirl. See entry of the same date for why the change.
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Be Careful What You Wish For

July 5, 2020
A friend posted an article about Trump at Mt. Rushmore calling those who don't support him "evil."  So many of her friends were commenting how they can't believe that so many people follow him.  It's not hard for me to imagine at all.  Look at who his most vocal supporters are: so called "Evangel...
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Recent Entries

  • The Siren of Royal Street
    July 3, 2020
    In the process of getting ready to move, I came across this account of an experience I had in in 2003.  It just happened to fit the writing prompt for a contest I was interested in entering.  The prompt was #47: Second Person Writers are often cautioned away from using second person point of view...
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  • Asset 6
    Oh, Pomegranate
    June 20, 2020
    Have you ever considered a pomegranate?  They're really not very attractive on the outside.  They have a nice color, but their skin is uneven and not smooth, and their crowns curl out with some browning hairs.  But then you peal away that rind, or simply break it open, and inside, there are sever...
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  • Why I Won’t Call Myself Atheist
    June 20, 2020
    I wrote this a while back in response to someone's question about Atheism.  I'm not sure if I shared it here, so I'm sharing it now. I am not comfortable referring to myself as atheist because I believe that Love has power and much of what we attribute to God is accomplished through love. For&hel...
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  • Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?
    June 18, 2020
    I was thinking about the phrase, “Blood is Thicker Than Water,” yesterday. I’ve thought of it often over the years, because so many of my cherished family members are not related to me by blood: my dad, my beloved Papa, the aunts and uncles I feel closest to, most of my cousins, and two of…
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  • How to Defeat the Trolls
    June 15, 2020
    When I was about 10 years old, I was obsessed with Barbie. I would lay in bed at night, thinking about what I would play tomorrow, after school. I always played alone.  I hated playing Barbies with anyone else, because my Barbies were on epic adventures on the high seas, in medieval Europe, or on...
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  • TOTW 78 – Qualities I Find Attractive
    June 13, 2020
    TOTW 78 - What qualities (seen or unseen) do you find most attractive in another person? My favorite people in the world possess these characteristics: Loyalty Open-Mind Even-Temper Ability to Communicate Ability to Listen Good Sense of Humor Loving Intelligence They do not: judge me or others gu...
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  • Temporary Inconvenience vs Systemic Oppression
    June 11, 2020
    I made a commitment recently, to approach every situation by first asking myself, "what is the most loving way to handle this situation?" You may have noticed that I've been conspicuously absent from social media, lately, because sometimes, silence is the best response. This particular post is in...
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  • WTF 2020?
    June 4, 2020
    I am 34 days from moving from North Carolina to Nevada, and..... We have a complete failure as president who has no concept of how to handle crisis, and in fact creates crises, and as a result We are in pandemic that is only going to get worse, and I have a chronic lung disease…
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  • If You’re Tired of Hearing About George Floyd
    May 30, 2020
    I have been keeping my big mouth mostly shut the last couple of days. I know people are tired of hearing about this, and I don’t know that I can say anything that hasn’t been said. Setting a good example has always been a motivating factor for me. Today I see my baby sister and…
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