Pauper or Princess? Sylvia’s Story

She didn’t care who saw. Sylvia was hungry and spotted a well-dressed woman toss half a sandwich in the garbage bin. Sucking in a deep breath, she exhaled several short puffs of steam and tucked a tiny braid behind her ear, courtesy of the red hair tie lying on the…

New Year's Resolutions

Welcome to 2018! I resolve to…

“Reach forward to what lies ahead.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Life seems to move at the speed of light, and we’ve now crossed over that bridge onto the other side of 2018. A chance to begin anew. Broken Resolutions According to Psychology Today, approximately 50% of us make resolutions and they’re the…

Self-Publishing
Livestrong Program

YMCA Livestrong Program for Cancer Survivors: A Review

LIVESTRONG AND THE YMCA My 12-week Livestrong Program at the YMCA ended last week. The program is free for cancer patients (current or past) and their spouses or caregivers. You can attend a YMCA and have access to facilities and all classes during this time. Oh, and it’s also completely…

Pocket Lady Short Story

The Pocket Lady: A Short Story in Her Own Words

“They call me ‘The Pocket Lady.’ I’m not sure who came up with that name, but it fits. You see, I am the featured attraction at the Children’s Museum. Yes, they come to see dinosaur bones, learn about the Milky Way and all the planets in the solar system, but…

Tracy's Book
Newspaper Ad

How a Newspaper Ad Saved My Life: And Other Miracles

photo credit: Frits Ahlefeldt – FritsAhlefeldt.com Sometimes the media is right on time via photopin (license) A Boring Sunday Afternoon It’s June in Florida, hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, and we’re holed up inside the house with nothing to do. Bored, I leaf through our small…