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We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

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Father Forgive Them, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Father Forgive Them By Beverly Hicks Burch I’m at a loss for words. If you know me, you know that’s a feat rarely accomplished. Maybe it would be more accurate to say I’m stunned, grieved, concerned and yes, angered to a degree. Here’s why…I must warn you, if you are faint of heart or under… Continue reading Father Forgive Them, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? By Beverly Hicks Burch Within the past week there has been a stunning turn in the case of the missing British tyke Madeleine McCann who went missing this past May from a resort in Portugal while on holiday with her family. At that time Maddie’s parents, Gerry and Kate… Continue reading Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch

From the Outside Looking In by Beverly Hicks Burch There is a little observation point called “from the outside looking in”…a second hand look or an objective opinion if you will. Being on the receiving end of this opinion can be uncomfortable at times, or it can be uplifting and helpful. In the 1830’s, the… Continue reading From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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When Love Hurts, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This last week or so I’ve had a general overall feeling of malaise. Part of the source has been the fact that I’ve had some kind of funky bug and/or allergy. It started when my eyes did that wraith number, then made the transition into a cough that felt like whooping cough accompanied by the… Continue reading When Love Hurts, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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More about Maddie…Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Madeleine McCann missing in Portugal. Have you seen her? Please contact: +351 289 884 500, + 351 282 405 400, +351 218 641 000 Madeleine McCann desapareceu em Portugal. Tem informações sobre o seu paradeiro? Por favor contacte: 289 884 500, 282 405 400, 218 641 000, 112 More About Maddie…Little Girl Lost By Beverly… Continue reading More about Maddie…Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been two weeks now. Two long, grueling, agonizing, heart-rending weeks. That’s how long the world has angst over the fate of British tyke Maddie McCann, age three. Two weeks ago, while the family was on vacation (or holiday as the Brits call it) in Portugal, Maddie’s parents left her and her twin siblings, age… Continue reading Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch