My Daughter, Nicole

I didn’t want to write this, but I’ve got to get this out.  This will be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. This is about my adoptive daughter, Nicole. I’ve written about her before and the special father-daughter relationship and the joy and happiness we shared the past 30 years. Nicole experienced an (more…)


Meet our BEST friend, Pacific Northwest writer and poet, Elissa Farmer. Farmer, who has bipolar disorder and advocates for mental health awareness, penned this poem that explores the depths of an emotional, mental and spiritual struggle with self; in other words, what it’s like to feel deeply “numb” and utterly stuck. These kinds of struggles (more…)