Our Town

CourthouseThere were / are two ongoing dilemmas (among all the others) in our Town of Carthage.

One involves the creation of a “new” courthouse when an “old – new” courthouse was built approximately thirty (30)  years ago. The “new” new courthouse redirected revenue from “other” potential projects in the Moore County Seat – the Town of Carthage. A post was made on Facebook in 2017 and forwarded to me today, when an update was posted recently, regarding the raise in taxation for the “new” new courthouse.

However, a little history here regarding the image above may address the topic of the “new” new courthouse. It appears the County Seat – the Town of Carthage – was built based on a court complex and the courthouse has undergone renovation every 30 to 40 years consecutively since the 1800’s. It is the formation of revenue that has stayed true to the locality and now knowing this – in searching for an image for this story on WordPress – it is easy to understand the County has a history of a new courthouse every thirty years or thereabouts. So the new courthouse may be as simple a concept as – well – it was the normal time to solicit new courthouse funds based on nearly 200 years of doing so every 30 to 40 years. It is a tradition. It is a standard-bearer and probably as subconscious as walking in the enactment of the action to build a “new” new courthouse by the County collective. It is what Moore County has done since the 1800’s, perhaps as far back as the 1700’s because the town stems from the Revolutionary War era.

All that history aside, the post I read, and my response, are listed below; additionally, listed below is a response to the recent Town Council Meeting where a League of Women Voters representative came to Carthage from “Pinehurst” (nearby progressive golf community where everyone complains all the revenue goes for our County) and what occurred at the Town Council Meeting (a cantankerous display of impropriety).

Well, Pinehurst may not reach out again for another decade but in the end – is that the hope? Of course, too, it must be said, a number of Town Council Members kept their heads and didn’t join in the rancor and the damage done was as much an issue for them as citizens embarrassed by the tirade.

Here’s my two cents . . . to another citizen’s take . . . which I’ve posted first . . .

Big news was made in Moore County today. No, not the ONLY news reported by “The Pilot.” The fact that property taxes are going up is not news. We all KNEW that.

No, the real news was that county manager Wayne Vest FINALLY admitted in an open forum that NO court order mandating the building of a new courthouse actually exists.

I already knew this (see posts below). I new it because I spent HOURS going over public records and scouring newspaper articles a while back.

Interesting. The BoC COULD have asked voters to approve this new courthouse in November (you know, like they did for the schools). But they didn’t.

Oh, and that property tax raise? Part of it is to pay for this courthouse.

So, let’s talk about this new courthouse for Moore County, shall we?

In today’s article in “The Pilot” (you know, the one where the county commissioners _REuZyv-denied flip flopping on school funding and inadvertently admitted to flat out lying instead) Commissioner Gregory said they had to move forward with building the new courthouse without voter approval because the courts had mandated it.

Well, as it turns out, that isn’t entirely true. No court order to build a new courthouse exists. Two grand juries have found security at the current courthouse to be lacking and a previous board “pledged” to a superior court judge that a courthouse would be built within 5 years. Now, as the past week or so has shown us, normally a pledge from these county commissioners doesn’t mean squat, but in this case, I suppose they feel the need to follow through. Seems like they are a lot more uncomfortable breaking promises to a superior court judge than they are breaking promises to their constituents. However, in truth, the worst thing that could happen if the pledge is broken is the judge could then possibly use a court order to force the county to build a new courthouse.

Now, I won’t go into the entire history of the courthouse debacle, as the current board isn’t responsible for the actions of previous boards (although I will note that commissioners Graham, Daeke, and Ritter were elected in 2014 and were members of the most recent previous board) but I will outline the most recent series of unfortunate events.

In July, the Commissioners voted to move forward with a courthouse design that did not include offices for probation officers. They did this against the advice of a consultant firm they had paid almost 50 grand of tax payer’s money to advise them and without consulting the advisory committee that had been tasked with well, again, advising them on courthouse design. This led to a public and childish spat between commissioner Graham and the head of the consulting firm and, even more embarrassing, a public rebuke from Judge Webb, the Superior Court judge that presides in Moore County.

Then, in September, the commissioners announced they were throwing out the baby with the bath water and going back to the drawing board. This of course means new consultants with more bills for us tax payers.

So…it seems, at least in my humble opinion that schools funding isn’t the only area where our commissioners have been willing to play fast and loose with the facts. But, unlike with school funding, with the new courthouse, they seem to be more than willing to spend (and waste) our money WITHOUT our approval.


My response:


MLKDoes anyone have the statistics on the creation date of the former courthouse, the land being used for the proposed courthouse, the purchase date of both, the assessment of earnings for both, the tax delineation and the projected earnings for both? To form any quality discussion we need those figures, dates, the square footage, the origination documentation regarding the timeline, the official mandate for funding, the official cessation for funding for “other” projects in lieu of the courthouse and the projected income.

I do know, in listening to the new Sheriff, that there is a projection of earnings for 1318856539-1a078e61d484af08617fb26862b3f56fmoving female and juvenile inmates to the old jailhouse by nearly 200 cells at nearly $200.00 per day. With the existing cell base (I don’t have that figure) and the new redeployed cells – it amasses to a couple million in annual revenue.

Personally, I believe in the system of law and in law enforcement. I see a lot of prosecution that is fluff here and then a lot of criminal activity that is walked. And, a lot of hokey pokey regarding who’s who and adjudication that is improper. Rules and regulations shouldn’t be malleable toward what family’s member is in court – it should reflect the law – but politics seize the day; however, the fear of revenue fixation on cell count is this – it is the same in hospitals or rehabilitation facilities to bed count – when cells are empty adjudication will be harsher to fill the cells and acquire the revenue – when cells are full adjudication will be lighter to keep from needing cells that do not exist. 

Additionally, movement from cells in jail to penitentiaries and/or prisons will also be reliant on jail cell mining – if they are full – more movement to prisons – if they are light prisons-usawe’ll keep more serious offenders in jail with less security until there is an ability to fill cells because it is a basis for revenue. The jailhouse system should not be a basis for community revenue – it has too much reasonable fallout toward adjudication and verdicts because of the “need” of the locality to earn that revenue. So we become a County with County seat earning capacity based on crime and we don’t want crime in order to grow the community in a quality manner. It would seem wiser to move the prison to a more remote location with holding bays for court prosecution only in the locality. 

We need to determine unique revenue streams of a nature of abundance based on a growth exponential derived from the arts, sciences, benevolence, historic significance, etc. not on adjudication, prosecution and crime. However, I do applaud a proactive legal system that is ethically driven, fair, secure and ensures citizen safety first and foremost. I happen to love our police department and proactive sheriff deputies who have quality training and ethics coupled with honesty and a conceptual awareness for constitutional rights in action.

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There are grants for body cams from the FBI and other gear and training our law enforcement could garner that are in the hundreds of thousands. There are grants for arts, sciences and programs relative to same fixated on localities such as Carthage. There are big grants for head start programs that Carthagians could acquire and apply for – there is federal funding our community can acquire for brownstones (town buildings) for renovation and reformation – I’m happy to assist with grant applications I’ve been performing same for over thirty (30) years with an 85% or higher return on investment among mixed-diverse clientele not sure wins. Also, we have military bases nearby that require SOF skills training sets and also varied types of training locations – that many town sites could proffer to the community.

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While embracing the current system of the County that is largely punitive in nature – we should envision new revenue streams utilizing our existing infrastructure to keep the essence of our history but renovate these structures using grant and federal funds in an efficient manner. There is no need to fear federal and grant funding – it uplifts rather than redirect. My two cents for what it is worth.

My PS regarding conjecture, retorts and decency when commenting regarding politics locally:

PS – in our discourse on topics such as this – we should pivot our conversational fodder to that of uplifting one another in prayerful consideration so that opposing views can be aired with stalwart rhetoric that our Heavenly Father would deem appropriate among us as his children – or for agnostics . . . we should speak to one another in the act of a conscious stream of intellectual capitulation wherein we lift our discourse to reflect the stream of consciousness we desire for the future of Carthage . . .


Second story:


ERA Talk Sparks Bitter Exchange Over Race, Equality in Carthage

https://www.thepilot.com/news/era-talk-sparks-bitter-exchange-over-race-equality-in-carthage/article_261013bc-20bc-11e9-90bf-8fb7334544bb.html

Town Council

Note: some of the Commissioner’s responded well to the League of Women Voters; however, the entirety of the discourse was handled inappropriately where the Vice-Mayor was not permitted to “lead” the commission and not heeded; instead rancor was exuded that was 100% inappropriate. Citizens need to feel the Town Council is a resource – not a joke. For our “good” commissioners this exchange harmed their plight to make changes that are positive.

The brow-bashing that took place at the Town Commission meeting where a member of the League of Women Voters from Pinehurst (of all places) was insulted was insidious. Why, why, why would Town Leadership representing citizens (not themselves) place our town’s reputation in such a poor light of such disdainful disharmony?

We, as Carthagians, look like the laughing stock.

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The political figureheads in our County and Town need to begin realizing they are not elected for personal opines – they are elected to represent the citizens and that means “all” citizens.

We need the League of Women Voters to want to come to Carthage – women live here too.

We need to be gracious in hearing other people’s opinions – no matter what we think personally. And, such rancor by long-standing commissioners makes it difficult for all commissioners to feel any level of comfort in voicing their thoughts on a matter that they know their constituents may represent, but long-standing commissioners almost get fist-a-cuffs going.

An elected official has to be enabled to remove personal conjecture from a discussion about citizenry and look at what citizens desire and sometimes that might mean that they have to put aside their emotions for the community’s voters who “may” have elected them but “may also” have a view or two that they do not correlate to the elected official. And, rancor does not allow those officials, who remove personal conjecture from a discussion to join in the discourse.

It is then, an Official’s duty to hear their citizenry and allow their key decision-making to be rendered in upholding the reason for their election – the trust they’ll do what we elect them to do. We are better than this tomfoolery and nonsensical high school antics.

str&buildcomprayerLet’s all pray, and ask for Heavenly, intervention to uplift our community to be more than water cooler tales and sordid outcomes of what are citizen meetings that should elevate our Town for the people who live here. When will the next League of Women Voters representative grace our Town Meetings?

And, to the League of Women Voters, I have no idea if you received a formal apology, but I’m extending a formal apology for our Town. Many of us were appalled, and so disappointed, in how you were treated. I know that Mrs. Farr, who passed recently, was a good member for many years and I am friends with her son and family – I’m very sorry the Town Council wasn’t as gracious and abundantly loving as I know she was.

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We are collectively very sorry you endured an altercation in visiting our Town’s meeting with information for us to be edified in under-standing impending potential legislation that we “need” to be informed regarding, and that you were not telling us what to believe, as was depicted.

Let’s pray for Carthage and see an image of beautification and growth and propriety and healthy outcomes based on quality living and innovative resources while revitalizing our community for revenue bursts that build citizenry through things other than social services, healthcare and litigation.

And, I sent a Letter to the Editor of a local news publication – let’s see if it gets printed.

What about your community? Small, insular, localities seem to have the most difficult time in creating a unified voice that all voters can benefit from . . .

If your town is getting it right . . . let’s hear what is happening.

If they are getting it wrong . . . let’s hear that too.

Perhaps we can arrive at solutions to share with our local leaders.

About the author: Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is a resident of Carthage North Carolina, and lives in the Historic District in the J. F. Cole House, created in 1889. Originally from the metropolitan Washington DC area, she has resided in Hawaii, California, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Donna has published in excess of twenty thousand journalistic quality publications and was a syndicated columnist for many years, including business documentation and solicitations as well as books and poetry. She is a mother of five successful adult children and Grandmere’ to eleven (11) les enfants petits. Currently, she is working on a new book while publishing authors’ works, performing grant and proposal efforts and continuing as a publication guru.

Visit: http://www.donnaink.com or http://www.donnalquesinberry.com to learn about Ms. Quesinberry’s business pursuits.

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Life, karma and validation . . .

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Karma, everyone mentions her name now and again. She’s quite the gal. Personally, I’ve learned to love her, even though she’s bitten me once or twice throughout this lifetime full of blessings, and the occasional tumultuous event thrown in for the measure of good story, and a healthy dose of wisdom.

“Life is what we make it.”

“Life is abundance.”

“Life is our vision in reality.”

“Life is for living.”

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”

“Life is about creating yourself.”

“Life goes on.”

“May you live every day of your life.”

“If you’re reading this… congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about then I don’t know what is.”

At one time I prayed for wisdom – I wanted to be wise over everything else. And, the universe delivered – many trials and tribulations resulted in a need for wisdom to produce the best outcome.

After praying for wisdom, and understanding, and depth of spirit – I realized these desires are acquired through practical experience and our reaction to it. If we are praying for wisdom but do not practice it – we are provided greater opportunities to experience the need for it and to learn from those needs until we achieve what we have asked the universe to deliver.

Karma also delivers . . .

The Bible states:

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Isn’t that a hefty dose of karma? For a long time I’d believed that Heavenly Father was enacting cruel and unusual punishment upon the Saints for iniquity of the fathers visiting the children and the children’s children, but in learning more about wisdom, I came to understand poor qualities , negativity, iniquity, transgressions, sin, wrongful acts, criminal behavior, chemical dependencies, adultery, etc. naturally affects in an adverse way children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. It isn’t so much Heavenly Father’s vindictive as it is that the acts of a generation within family, community, regions, nations and the world have an effect on their offspring that takes generations to repair. It is a natural outcome.

The idea of what we put into the universe returns to us is a natural phenomena of life. If we awake to bless the day and remain thankful for our circumstance while envisioning an expanding universe – it is natural for our universe to expand. If we do so with clarity of mind and goodness in our heart, then our expansion is beneficial.

Conversely, if we perform negative acts, attempt to hide them, and set a course toward an expanding universe riddled with addiction, crime, negativity, poor intentions, wrong-doing – karma returns those elements to us in multiplex. It isn’t even a good thing to talk about.

So where is the validation in all of this?

Well, if you have been through a rough patch while remaining diligent with positive acts, benefiting the people you encounter, sending good vibes, believing in affirmative outcomes, going into your prayer closet and moving toward an expanding universe of abundance . . . the universe hears you, the magnetics of life receive you, Heavenly Father restores you and your prodigy and their future generations reap the just reward.

Eventually, if you hold fast and continue in faith, things will align and even those wrongful deeds you may have sustained unwittingly or without cause will be unearthed and disclosed. Karma will result, and the ultimate power will be your own expanded vision, and the joy of the wisdom of understanding, because life delivers the meaning you place on it . . .

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About the author: Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is a resident of Carthage North Carolina, and lives in the Historic District in the J. F. Cole House, created in 1889. Originally from the metropolitan Washington DC area, she has resided in Hawaii, California, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Donna has published in excess of twenty thousand journalistic quality publications and was a syndicated columnist for many years, including business documentation and solicitations as well as books and poetry. She is a mother of five successful adult children and Grandmere’ to eleven (11) les enfants petits. Currently, she is working on a new book while publishing authors’ works, performing grant and proposal efforts and continuing as a publication guru.

Visit: http://www.donnaink.com or http://www.donnalquesinberry.com to learn about Ms. Quesinberry’s business pursuits.

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/msdonnalquesinberry

Twitter: @donnaink

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Pivotal moments in the lives of women

Pivotal moments in the lives of women

PR Log Press Release, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry

Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO – President of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a fledgling Indie publishing initiative, shared the written word relative to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault, which is pivotal “in the now.”

Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses, by Donna L. Quesinberry

CARTHAGE, N.C.Sept. 25, 2018PRLog — Talking about child abuse and neglect, Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impassesdomestic violence and sexual assault is never an easy accomplishment, especially when you’ve been exposed to one or the other of these hurtful topics. Statistics tell us, every one of us has experienced, or have a close association with someone who has experienced all three, one or classically two of these travesties that the majority of us like to believe we’ve grown “past.” Presently, these are pivotal moments in the lives of women “and the men they know.”

In today’s employment, entertainment, political and religious industries or practices, we are hearing story after story that reach down into the inner core of our beings. People who have suffered injustices, abuse, neglect, mayhem, torture, blackmail in the guise of sexual perpetuity are being thrown into the media daily. Initially, people were appalled, then revolted and crying for retribution and “now” folks are beginning to suggest it is too much.

Why all this “coming out” against abuse, assault, neglect and violence anyhow?

Why didn’t all these people speak up when the acts occurred?

Haven’t we had enough of these latent revelations of injustice?

If it hurt so much, they would have said something way back when?

These must be lies . . . These stories are embellished . . . This cannot be true . . .  After all, we’ve known that priest our entire life. The newscaster has been exemplary in every other way. No one said anything about this when he was on syndicated reality television. The family should have stopped him before he blew up the house. She could have left the backyard at any time. It is only when s/he is being elected these folks come out of the woodwork . . .
Why should I care?
It was just a century ago when marriage between cousins was still an acceptable act in some states and countries – it may still be legal in a few nations. It was just a century ago that slavery was accepted. It was less than a century ago that desegregation occurred. It was only within the past century women earned the right to vote. In the previous century children were permitted to work, indentured service was permitted (and is somewhat permitted today through immigration), women did not work outside the home, the glass ceiling was like steel, men held private clubs and associations, and television aired programs depicting women stayed at home, men held jobs, alternative lifestyles didn’t exist, we forgave indiscretions because a) we never heard of them or b) they were overlooked.

In the book, “Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses,” the author, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, uses poetry to exculpate sexual assault from her memory banks onto the published page. And, her work is timely because through her poetry, which her mentor stated reminded him of Hermann Hesse . . . with backstories and prior reviews . . . she inadvertently answers the questions ringing in the media “today.” The reasons for waiting are many and real and visceral and have a pulse that makes sense when readers and pundits care to understand.

If you are interested in learning the “why’s” of latent disclosure regarding abuse, assault, neglect and violence – take a moment to leaf through this title that is easily digested in an afternoon. Afterward, revisit the burgeoning revelations regarding these vile topics and our universal history of sweeping them under the rug, before discarding them in the current hour.

Stolen Lies and Secret Impasses, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is available at http://www.donnaink.com for biggest discount and it is also available on major online retailers (i.e.: AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc.).

#metoo #sexual assault #women

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DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.
601 McReynolds Street, Carthage, NC 28327
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Audience

There was a time when I knew my audience innately and writing flowed to and Increasing Readershipthrough them but what happens if your audience changes? Recently, I’ve come to want more from my writing for the sake of audience and desire to include greater shares of readers. Albeit, this is altogether different than the audience changing, it is more closely related to an expanding horizon of readers.

 

How do you increase readership in a basic sense?
The answer is multi-fold. First, good writing. Second, consistent writing. Third, writing what you know and then, writing about what you know. It goes without saying, if you want readers to grow in number, your content must warrant them. In today’s quick-pace publishing landscape, how often do you see one novel from an author clearly well-edited that you thoroughly enjoyed; so much so, you research the author to learn more and find their website, blog, random media and additional materials. Taking a closer look you clearly note their Internet work is unedited and sometimes poorly written . . .  I don’t know about you but when this happens to me, I’m often disparaged and curious as to the variable. It makes for a tenuous budding reader interest on my part. The best use of every writer’s spare time is to “clean it up” on the Internet – make certain everything rings with a bell of clarity and consistency, with proper editing, featuring researched topics.

A mortal literary sin I’ve fallen victim to, is lack of consistency, not in relativity of accurate data but in seeming bursts of material followed by hiatus’ that can really put-off readers. And, I know it is a folly of mine, I’ve had since elementary school. When you have good writing that is relative throughout all your media with content you can even brag about – don’t stop there. Keep your eye on the ball, keep it in play, stay the course, move the game forward.

Expressly, if you are a blogger or entertaining syndicated columnist or features writer . . . don’t shirk readers with five weeks of effort followed by three weeks of off the radar. Readers have a synergy with writers, especially columnists and/or bloggers. People used to laugh at Internet bloggers when they came on the scene, the “Oh she’s just a blogger” was a chiding remark heard round about under the breath between others. Today, it is obvious, bloggers often experience take-off careers with par excellence! And, they earn them through consistent and loyal presentation.

Of course, writing Rules 101 states, “Write what you know.” Novice authors often think, “Well, I’m from XYZ, haven’t traveled the world, only know ABC, how can I write what I know and be compelling?” It seems like a reasonable question. Writing what you know is about morphing experience for reader consumption. For instance, you reside in a small town. All around you are characters and monumental visual imagery to share with readers – so many stories – so detailed and so riveting – so much so they entertain an entire landscape for generations. In writing what you know, take the bits and create original characters, combine some stories, take out the boring part, put your genre of spin on it and create a new community that is all your own that your readers will love to share. Or, if you are from the city, with its diversity, developing universal intonation when wielding the pen should come naturally, you can speak to the world – you know its characters.

So, content, consistency and knowing your story grabs readers who, in turn, share what entertains them and expands your reach.

How do you make a pivotal shift toward greater audience without compromising your writing style?
Your style is your own. Every writer is special in that regard. Many emerging authors start out wanting to write like a previously famous author and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing – eventually their own voice emerges – but for a surety, all writers have a method that is theirs. The glory of a literary or nonfiction writing career, is the art. Every keystroke belongs to the writer who strikes it – just as every brush stroke belongs to the artist holding the paint brush.

Expanding your audience isn’t a sell-out. I know a famous artist who has famous artists for relatives. His family members market their work and earn a great living doing so but my friend believes it is a sell-out to broaden audience through sales and marketing. He believes his art should speak for itself. It is the classic, starving artist syndrome and while I see both viewpoints – I know the art is best served viewed. Regardless of what comes first, art or marketplace, each is essential to the audience – without the art their is no market and without marketing their is no realization of the art’s existence. The same is true for writers. In thinking of audience, and growth, you are not duping readers – you are privileging readers to have greater awareness and access to your work!

It isn’t a sell-out to increase readership through expanding writs within and around genre, target and secondary markets.

It is my hope we all reap our greatest intended rewards regarding our art and our audience!

About the Author:
Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is a mother, daughter, sister and friend. Donna
has five adult children and eleven grand-children. She also has two dogs
(Scuddle and Charlotte) from two states, and four cats (Cali, Garfield,
Jersey and Lucious), from three states. And, she’s thinking about getting a
goat and some laying hens in 2019. Ms. Quesinberry is also a federal proposal
and grant writer, business developer and capture administrator through dpInk
Ltd. Liability Company as Founder and CEO. She has a small publishing initiative through DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. as CEO and President. She has an inactive partnership, Developmental Arts and Community Services, L.L.P. as a General Partner and manages an Airbnb at the J. F. Cole House (J. F. Cole Mercantile, since 1889) in the historic district of downtown Carthage, North Carolina, where she is the Proprietor / Host along with her son, Mr. Hatcher who has a work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) post-insult fifteen years. Donna has written and published works since childhood. She has over 10,000 published stories to her name. She is a former syndicated columnist, online university course instructor, author, poet and journalist/stringer and story writer. Her second volume of a poetic series is being released fall 2018 and a year plus over-due.

 

The Rumor Mill

Carthagians,

Just spent a week in the hospital after too much stress, too much grief, too much hardship, too much heartache, too many issues, and too much negativity . . . for being too generous, too kind, too helpful, too visionary, too realistic, too honest and too positive. Not my monkey. For paying someone a year in advance – I got a year of hell. For helping someone back on their feet – I got ripped off. For seeing beyond a past toward a future – I got slashed tires. And, I did not create any of it.

With almost three full days of ICU in the heart center . . . come out on the other side and what do I hear? I was partying too hard and overdosed. Not so! No party. No abuse of drugs. No substance issues here . . .

Nearly died and not from fun.

One thing I can say, ICU and acute care was the most relaxation and non-stress I’ve had since May of 2017.


Today is a new day. The sun will rise in the a.m.

The Sun Will Rise and So Will I