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IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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I’M NOT REALLY GONE

This post is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Sandra Blake Callahan. My title is a line of lyrics from my song “In Every Smile.” The music and story surrounding my song can be found at this link: IN EVERY … Continue reading

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IN EVERY SMILE

Whenever I can make a difference in my childrens’ lives – it is like “living on.” Those lessons will always be there to remind them of my love, even when I’m not. Continue reading

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ONE DAY I’LL BE GONE

I loved what a friend of mine said about my new song. He said, “I think it’s great how you can write about something that many people think about, but are afraid to say.” Continue reading

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ONE DAY, YOUR PAIN WILL GO AWAY – PART 3

I hadn’t experienced such horrific trauma since childbirth. But I had to give him credit – it happened so fast. Continue reading

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MY MOTHER, MY SONG

In Hebrew, my mother’s name Shirley means my song. My mother was an exquisite song in my life. She is a magnificent melody that I will continue humming until the day I die.
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ONE DAY, YOUR PAIN WILL GO AWAY – PART 2

I was so relieved that my mother’s suffering was finally over. Music was God’s gift to lift me up. Today, God was with my mother and me. Continue reading

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DO NOT SUCCUMB – PART 1

The title for this story is a line of lyrics from my song “Hang On.” Here is how the word succumb fits into my lyrics: Though you are numb, do not succumb. Living with numbness was how I operated for decades. I did not allow myself to feel anything. Continue reading

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HOLD ON TO EACH DAY

Today, every minute of my day was touching and carried meaning for me. Continue reading

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MY SONG GARDEN

I am a passionate songwriter. I love expressing myself with words, and writing about my life has healed so much of my pain. For some reason, by sharing my intimate feelings I feel connected to other people. I am never lonely anymore. Continue reading

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