The magic of a magnifying glass brings blurred words to sizes that I can see. My macular degeneration is the reason that I now carry a smaller magnifying glass in my purse, and I keep the larger one on my desk. Even though my physical eyesight is deteriorating, my ability to “see” people and my world is as great as ever.

There is the saying that the eyes are the windows to your soul. This has been attributed to the Bible, Shakespeare, DaVinci, and others, but where the quote comes from is irrelevant. Its message is powerful and I believe accurate. When we look someone in the eye with our hearts open, we truly see them.

Upon meeting Justin Tucker, I saw in his eyes a very special person. There is far more to this young man than his physical body shows. He came to this earth with all odds against him. Upon meeting the Tucker’s for the first time, he “saw” two people who he was meant to learn from. He also would teach them. Yes, he opened their eyes to a world of adoption, cerebral palsy, and autism.

Here is the link to the book launch presentation for Learning About Autism: One Mother’s Journey of Discovery & Love.

I invite you to share how you “see” people and the world you live in. Do you see the real person when you look in his/her eyes? Have your eyes been opened to a better understanding of people, events, or causes?


No, I’m not Arnold Schwarzenegger, who as a cyborg assassinator, declared “I’ll be back.” He retuned again and again.

Nor am I General Douglas MacArthur, who promised the people of the Philippines that he would return, which he did two years later.

Napoleon Bonaparte promised his friends and followers he would return to France after being exiled on the Isle of Elba for ten months...and he did return. No, I am not him.



I have been working long and hard on a manuscript, therefore many things were put aside. Unfortunately, my blog was one such activity that went to the “to do” list, but rarely got done.

I was neglectful in supporting my fellow authors, my cancer sisters and care partners, nor have I promoted social causes and events.

My time and energy with my family has not always been there. Time with friends has been less.

The manuscript is now with the publisher (FRESH INK GROUP).

There will be more announcements about the new book coming out soon. It is a biography about a remarkable woman and her two adopted sons who have special needs.

The key words are: Autism Spectrum Disorder, adoption, charter school for autism, miracles, amazing brain, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and exceptional parents.

My thanks to each of you for your support, patience, and understanding. I am here for you, my followers. I am here for you, my fellow authors. I am here for you, my cancer sisters and brothers. I am here for you, my family and friends. I’M BACK!