I started this blog last year when my dad’s Alzheimer’s was rapidly getting worse. My thought was to create a forum for those going through the same difficulties as I was. Misery loves company, right? But the disease progressed so quickly that blogging just didn’t happen.
Now, a year later, my blog is more like the column I used to write in a weekly community paper: a mix of life, family and my opinion… plus a heavy sprinkle of how I am dealing with my dad’s death.
Additionally, other than “writer,” I also claim the title of: wife, mom, “mema,” daughter, sister, friend. I am a freelance writer who is trying to navigate the changes in the industry I love – print journalism.
Writing for over twenty years, mainly in print media, I became a regular column writer when the editor of the Mirror Newspapers took a chance on a column I wrote for Christmas. His generostity led me to other fantastic writing opportunities. Before budget cuts ended a wonderful weekly magazine, my readers could find my articles in the pages of the Detroit Free Press – Twist. I have had op-eds published in major dailies, a series of columns published in Military Spouse Magazine and a few stints as an associate editor for a local newspaper as well MetroParent magazine. I even had some articles in the Royal Oak Patch. As life changes, I’m learning to adapt to big changes, such as creating an on-line writing presence, in addition to adjusting to many family issues.
Lately, I find myself interested in learning new things, like blogging! And gardening, growing herbs, making my own soaps and cleaning products, organic eating, aromatherapy, knitting – the list is endless.
I thank God for my life and my talents. Hope you enjoy my blog. Input from readers is welcome!
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