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Knock and It Shall Be Opened

I had just settled into my bunk to relax with a movie when there was a knock on my door. Thinking it could be a fellow driver in need, I pulled back my curtains only to find a pregnant woman, her husband and their dog. The young lady looked very surprised to see a woman […]

Matters of the Heart

Those of you who follow me in social media (if you aren’t, why not?), you know that week before last I injured my knee. I slipped in ice while performing my pretrip inspection on my truck at 4am in Alabama. I endured several days of serious pain. It was my clutch knee. Last Friday night, […]

Days Gone By

At the back of an inconspicuous building in industrial Greenville, SC, history sits silent, slowly rusting in the elements. Deep within the corridors of the once vibrant passenger train cars, the voices of the past call out, longing for days gone by. Train cars of yesteryear transported countless people and their dreams to cities all over […]

What I Learned About Dreams From Susan Boyle

I’m not one to sit around watching reality TV or shows like America’s Got Talent. Just not my thing. In fact, I rarely watch TV at all. But there is one YouTube video that I do watch and never grow tired of viewing it. It is the April 11, 2009 initial audition by Susan Boyle […]

Only the Strong Survive, But Who is Strong?

You’ve heard it just like I have… that old saying, only the strong survive. You’ve seen it play out in the episodes of National Geographic as the more powerful animal overtakes and conquers the weaker or perhaps wounded one. With that in your emotional hip pocket, during those moments when you feel especially vulnerable, know […]

Not Looking For a Handout

On Friday, I was running and noticed a gentleman crossing the road. It see,ed a bit odd for two reasons. First, he was weaving in and out of cars rather than crossing at an intersection which was only twenty yards away. And, he was walking straight toward me. He made his way to the sidewalk […]

2014 Road to Freedom: It’s All About YOU!

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I spent most of 2013 preparing for and pedaling across America on the Road to Freedom Tour> I was able to help women across the country who are victims of violent assault. It was the most amazing adventure of my life. I […]

Starting All Over Again

Yesterday I went for an early morning walk in the cold. I’m in a new climate and the only way I can acclimate is to actually be out in it. So, I put on all my Florida “winter wear” and took to the roads in the 20 degree morning refrigerator. A half hour later, I […]

Thirty Seconds to Live

While on my six day bus trip into the wild, wild west, I met Clara. She was a runner who had spent years under the fist of an abusive husband. A broken jaw and two missing teeth were the final straw and the catalyst that caused her to flee.  I sat in silence as she […]

13,300,560 Minutes Ago Today

It was a cold November night in Northern Florida twenty-nine years ago today that my life changed forever. I was abducted from a parking lot by a total stranger and beaten, raped and humiliated.  Today, though I still have scars, the pain no longer remains. Today, I reach out to other women who suffered through […]