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Remembering Lily Short Story in The Examined Life Journal

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Writing and Humanities Program just released The Examined Life Journal, Fall 2015, Issue 4.2. The journal explores the confluence of art and medicine Read more

Sacred Giving & the Panis Angelicus at SheLoves Magazine

PAUSE SheLoves Magazine: a global community of women who love


Andrea Bocelli’s voice fills the room. Waves of notes swell and rescind like velvet billowing in the wind. Read more

On Writing and Blogging, and a Bit of Good News

If you follow Bella Verita, I must apologize. I’m a bad blogger by blogging standards not having posted more than a couple times in the last year. That and a blog is supposed to have a single focus and I seem to be all over the place. Again, my apologies. I have been working on a few projects and in lieu of them, haven’t posted much. Read more

Thank Goodness for Storytellers – Down syndrome Awareness Month 2015


I love a good story. I’m drawn to storytellers. So, it makes sense that I love reading. Being transported to another world and walking through adventure with a character on a page is not only fun, but opens a world of imagination. Read more

World Down Syndrome Day 2015 – Thank You for Helping Me See A World of Possibility

Standing next to a table piled high with books was a young boy with hair the color of warm sand and a big friendly voice. He was talking to me about the purchases he wanted to make at the school’s book fair. I was grateful for the company. After awhile, I asked him his name and introduced myself.

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