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As a former foster child, my passion is advocating for and with foster care youth, publicizing the challenges that they face and addressing their developmental and emotional needs through workshops.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Continental shift of relationships

"The two of you stood there, side by side, and the tectonic plates of your lives began to shift and resettle, continents separating."

~ Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

Monday, September 05, 2016

Moments of clarity - and murkier days

"She felt she should know. She felt that if she were truly magical she should know. The knowledge should be very solid and bright. She shouldn't be filled with such uncertainties."

~ A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

Monday, October 05, 2015


"Most people who have rough backgrounds will admit there's something unsettling about finding happiness after difficulty -- that even after we unwrap this gift, we don't know how to stop searching, rummaging, pilfering for something else. We walk haltingly through life, ready for the other shoe to drop. The question is not if, but when."

 ~ Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time has a way of molding people...


"Time had a way of molding people into shapes they themselves no longer recognized."
~ Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mercurial mothers and longing for stability

"With a mother as mercurial as mine I was constantly searching for absolutes...."
~ Always Watching by Chevy Stevens

Definition of mercurial: "characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood." 

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

"It made her feel very despondent 
to be a one-pocketed girl." 

 ~ Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

 Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science -- until she discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"I can't keep defining myself as the person who has to save everyone else."
~ Kaaberbol, Lene, Death of A Nightingale

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

"The human spirit does more than animate the face. It lends character and definition."
~ Sue Grafton, W is for Wasted