Esther the Scrabble Queen

Esther the Scrabble Queen

At 99 she was Scrabble QueenBeating the young and the oldAnd everyone in betweenWith tiara perched atop her headShe counted up her pointsThe game she always ledLorinda Boyer “My name is Esther,” her blue eyes focus on me, then past me. Ringlets of white hair...
First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

As the sun settles down for the night marking the close of the first day of spring my aunt draws and exhales in a whisper, her last breath. I like to imagine the strong arms of a loving Spirit pulling my auntie Gayle’s tiny body into a protective embrace;...
Wired For Joy

Wired For Joy

This was day one of group. I didn’t like groups and I especially didn’t like speaking aloud in groups. I arrived two minutes prior to the starting time. Before I could shove my wallet and cell phone into the glove compartment, my phone rang. “Oh, hello, Lorinda?...
Coffee

Coffee

Coffee-2016 Coffee is my favorite Coffee gives me a reason to get out of bed Coffee encourages me to make it to work on time Coffee from my clients makes me a much better trainer Coffee keeps me warm when I am cold Coffee gives my hands something to hold onto When I...
Forward, Brave You

Forward, Brave You

Hello friends, here is another piece from the past for you to enjoy while I continue to work on my next book and to promote my memoir, Straight Enough.Lorinda Boyer Forward, Brave You 2012 I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get over the hurt.  That is what...

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