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LIVES INTERRUPTED

Life tests us in ways unimaginable and it is during these times that we find our true strength and we also discover who is in our corner and has always been. Life is a journey with twists and turns and sometimes we seem to lose our way. ...

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LIVING MY TRUTH

I am laughing so hard right now and loving me as I am sitting here in sunlight and dappled shade on this Balinese hillside while I look over this rice terrace called Tegalalang in Ubud. That sentence sunlight and dappled shade simply popped in my head maybe because that is the title of the first book that I wrote in addition to Blood in the Water. ...

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Got my Mojo Back in Hawaii: Part 1

I encourage others to travel. Open your minds, see different worlds. A few years ago I felt like I was falling into a rut. I had a birthday coming up and I am that person who celebrates my birthday as others celebrate New Years Eve. It is the time when I make changes in my life. I set goals, realistic ones. I don’t include a one year subscription to the gym. ...

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Sunlight and Dappled Shade

Sunlight and Dappled Shade

It is early morning in Bell Town and Miss Etty is restless. The spirits are speaking to her. Ahead, she sees danger for the six friends Alex, Rory, Ciarra, Tayo, Neil, and Megan. She must do everything in her power to protect them.

Blood in the Water

Blood in the Water

Alex has been chosen to lead her nation, but there are those seeking to destroy her. Criminal elements have targeted her family, including her son Liam. An attempted kidnapping sends her husband Rory's blood boiling and he is ...

The sky is not the limit

Show your strength, your warmth. You have a purpose
Get out there and soar.
Soar!!!
Your time has come.
It is now!!!

Dante Smith-Brown
There was a time that I almost lost myself; There was a time that I doubted myself I believed that I should stand in the background, Fade away; There was a time that I allowed those who were filled with misery to cause me pain to make me miserable But then the rain stopped, The sun came out and I saw the light I am no longer in that place of uncertainty I listened and heeded the whispers of the divine of my ancestors past and what my inner being screamed. It’s time to rise!!! Rise up my child! You were trampled, knocked down. There is no shame in being down But you can’t stay there: You cried! you paid! That’s done, over. You have a voice, Speak out and let them hear. Your winter is over: It’s your spring and your Summer It’s time to take back the field that you planted, That field where your bitter tears fell, while they unkindly crowed. Reap the harvest from the goodness and kindness that you have sowed Dry those tears, harsh tears that you cried while you toiled. Show your strength, your warmth. You have a purpose Get out there and soar. Soar!!! Your time has come. It is now!!! I stand fierce and proud in my reawakening, Embracing my Queendom as I stand on top of the mountain, Yes, I have been betrayed, tried, trampled But yet I remain me, true, beautiful and proud. I am ready to soar. The sky is not the limit.