What Scars Show Us

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The scar awakened memories.  Yet, rarely do I think of it these days. Perhaps an ache from exercise, a twinge from how I slept, or a stumble drew my attention back to the light-colored mark across my kneecap. Staring at the scar took...

Stuck In Between?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Stuck in between? Sounds like a mammogram, right?  Uncomfortable.  Painful.  Worrisome. Rarely are “in-betweens” in life satisfying.  In fact, they’re often emotional minefields we can’t wait to escape. Right now, some of us are...

Blasted by Poison

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Blasted by Poison The blast hit me right in the face.  My head jerked back. The mixture of water and fertilizer chemicals spewed all over my face and hair.  Stunned, it took me a few seconds to realize what had happened. Somehow the...

Move Beyond the Walls

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The question is not if we can move beyond the walls to pursue worthwhile endeavors at this time, the question is will we?  Hidden in rooms behind a bookcase – for two years – Anne Frank wrote the renowned diary that has impacted...

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