Martin Luther said, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen.”
When I write, I don’t know that I’m thinking of changing the world so much as longing to notice this world around me; the fullness of living– turning others’ heads to notice, too. The process is painstaking. Often I’m overwhelmed by “voice” and “audience” and “platform”, letting fears bog me down.
Yet, still, I well up with an insatiable need to write.
Here is a link to some of my first online published work:
I have been published regularly since 2011 in several regional lifestyles magazines in North Carolina:
- Great Escapes: Baseball Three Ways, July 2011
- Great Escapes: USS North Carolina, July 2011
- Out To Sea: story of resurrecting the Queen Anne’s Revenge, August 2011
- Dining out at Rue 32 in Southern Pines, July 2012
- Running to Remember: The wear blue campaign honors fallen service members, March 2013
- Partners in Parenting: Foreign au pair program good fit for some military families, November 2013
- upcoming summer 2014: Washington D.C. special—three feature articles about The Arlington Ladies, National Harbor, and secret sweet spots in Alexandria
- A Motsie View, March/April 2012
- Loft Living, June 2012
- Coming Home, October 2012
- Healthi-Her, March 2013
- In Tune, April 2013
I have an article published in Pain Pathways, a national publication serving those living with chronic pain, in which I told the story of a Ft. Bragg soldier who overcame his addiction to opioid addiction through a spinal chord implant procedure and his love of cycling.
Finally, I have a publication with Today’s Christian Woman online magazine, in which I told the story of our family’s adoption in 2009 of two children from Ethiopia, my personal struggles to bond with my adopted children, and what I learned about the biblical concepts of love and dying to myself.