Author Archives: ish ism

About ish ism

Love. Explore. Advocate. Rejoice. Note.

Last Week I Killed Someone I Cared About … A Writer’s Journey

Last week I killed someone I cared about. Yes it bothered me… which is a good thing. I do have a moral compass. I don’t think killing should ever be something that gets no emotional response. I’m sure you understand, … Continue reading

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You don’t Learn This on Sesame Street: Hypervigilance and Foster Children

What is hypervigilance? Well, hypervigilance is constantly being attentive to the environment because of the possibility of unknown threats. I have written about Child PTSD before, but today’s post is about hypervigilance, which is certainly related to PTSD. I am … Continue reading

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Fiction Writing: What Does Food Mean?

“Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.” — A quote attributed to Sigmund Freud. It means that sometimes you don’t have to look deeply for answers or meanings, and you should just take things at face value. Sometimes, but not … Continue reading

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Parenting: We reached the “Why?” Stage

“Where did momma go?” asks our three-year-old foster kid. “She went to visit her friend,” I say. “She’ll be back later.” “Why?” “Because she wants to come back. She would miss us.” “Why?” “Because she loves us.” “Why?” “Because she … Continue reading

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How I Avoid Writer’s Block

Writer’s block! Nooooooo! How does one deal with one of the deadliest viruses to ever assault the creative arts? Well… I have never had writer’s block… so I do not have a cure for it. Instead I call it “writer’s … Continue reading

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