Making Family, Making Memories: December Call

December is a time often fraught with challenges of place, home and community. Holiday season has begun. I've watched friends' faces fall or light up as they...

The High Stakes of Sexual Mystery

October is here, the month of my birth, as is Libra season. Though it happens every year, I am endlessly amazed by the sense of power I...

Breaking with Tradition: our November Call

UGH! Pictured here is a tragedy of tradition. What I have fondly come to think of as Mr.-Tippy-Head-Candy-Face came into my life, um, some time ago. I have fond “growing...

Rock Candy Reverie on the Ride Home

The last time I hit the road with my family, we traveled halfway across the U.S. on winding, mountain roadways to the country's edge. I'll admit I'm...

October Call for Submissions

Fall is creeping up on us, and "creepy" might be a fun prompt for the spooky month of October.  Have you ever had an experience you can't...

SEPTEMBER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

September will be here before you know it (and why-oh-why does the summer always go by so quickly?) so we are gearing up to get back on...

From the Publisher’s Desk: I Have a Dream

It's been quite a journey for me over these last six years writing to an audience. Yep, from my first ramblings on my very first blog; a...

August Call for Submissions: ROAD TRIP!

So my son and I just got home from our annual “road trip”.  The reason I wrote “road trip” instead of road trip is that I don’t...

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Welcome to Heart and Humanity Magazine, the latest incarnation of the ever-expanding venue The Relationship Blogger which is the brain (and heart) child of mental wellness and...
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Astrology’s Most Mysterious Matches

Astrology is a wonderful tool when it comes to relationships. If you know the signs of two people, you can get a general idea...

Lipstick: a Love Story

Jimmy was getting old. He knew he was and he didn’t mind, he kept forgetting things but one thing he couldn’t forget was Her. She...

The Unexpected Gift of My Mother’s Death

My mother was dying. She told me she needed a laugh. “No surprise, mom. In the hospital, everyone does.” “Tell me a joke,” she said. “This...

Solitaire & To the Past— After Visiting the Rutgers Geology Museum

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Finding Holy Ground

We stand in front of a ticket window, my flatmate, Lydia, and I, in bustling Victoria Station. Our fingers, still greasy from a hurried...

The Smiling Dog of Sand Creek

He sat there smiling. I hadn't noticed him until my brother brought him to my attention at the dinner table. “Have you seen the...

Seahorse

-- It was on the first day of our seaside holiday that I found him...   First published in Visual Verse, June 2017    

The Girl Who was a Butterfly

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The High Stakes of Sexual Mystery

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