Category Archives: Biography

Speak Life

What do you do when everyone around speaks from fear and doubt, but you want to embrace hope? How do you respond when death is the answer from so many people’s lips, but you want to embrace life? How do … Continue reading

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Shattered Dreams

Remember the song “Shattered Dreams” by Johnny Hates Jazz?  That’s what my life has felt like for a long time and especially this last year. I never thought my marriage would end.  I never imagined having to live without my … Continue reading

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DNA Dreams Do Come True

After five years of searching and coming up against brick walls, my cousin, Toni Angelique Harrison, has finally found her biological father! For those who have not been following this story, or don’t know me, or haven’t read this blog; … Continue reading

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My Sunken Place

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. FUCK!!! Why do I still have this letter? Why do I continue to torture myself like this? I wrote this letter 15 years ago.  In the Spring of 2002. Desperately looking for a woman whom I … Continue reading

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Recharge

Sometimes I feel empty.  Sometimes I feel like I can’t go on. Sometimes I feel like the entire world is against me. And there’s nothing that I do that will make it better. Sometimes I feel like a complete and … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

The view from my back yard in Elton. Today I head back to NOLA after spending a week in Elton for various reasons- to celebrate my birthday with my family, doctors appointment, labs and blood work and fun stuff like … Continue reading

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Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Living in New Orleans can be a bit of a vacation for life. I once said when I moved to Louisiana that I have never been in a place where I can literally drink rum all day AND get everything … Continue reading

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Birthdays

Today is my son’s birthday.  My only son and my youngest child.  Twelve years ago, at this time, 10am, I was just starting labor and he wouldn’t come for several hours.  My ob/gyn was a doctor who was originally from … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

Entering into my third week away and things don’t get any easier. I knew I would miss my children- that was a given, but I didn’t realize how much their missing me would affect me.  As an adoptee, thinking about … Continue reading

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Self Doubt

As an adoptee, I have always struggled with self doubt. I always am quick to believe that I am not good enough or perfect enough or smart enough.  I always feel like no one would ever want me around.  My … Continue reading

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