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BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 08 - Homelessness

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 08 - Homelessness

This metaphor of baby owls falling out of trees and on the path to homelessness represents the many growing number of homeless individuals on the streets. We do not know the path these individuals have been on to get them to where they are, yet we are judgemental. I lost a brother and sister to homelessness, and I know how heart-breaking it is to lose a loved one. I spent years of my life wondering if the homeless man I had just passed on the street is my brother, and I constantly questioned my brother's whereabouts and safety.

I dedicated this part of my story in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" to my many years of thinking about my brother, his whereabouts and safety. After 50 years, we were reconnected and able to speak with each other over the phone.

I never knew what happened with my oldest sister until about five (5) years later when I learned that she was a single mother with a beautiful two (2) year old daughter.

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 01 - Family Reunification

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 01 - Family Reunification

Please click on this Blog post to learn more about this family. I also invite you to click on the awesome review of my book, "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" in the Comment section.

This Blog post depicts a family of six (6) of the remaining seven (7) children who were reunited briefly after traumatically being separated from their Mom and each other for five (5) years. I begin to address what happened to this family and develop my story on this theme throughout each of my blogs. The focus is on Oprah's theory that the question is not "what is wrong with you?" but "what happened to you?"

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 02 - Lion Cubs

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 02 - Lion Cubs

In "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl", Anastasia utilizes the metaphor of lion cubs playing naturally and then being traumatized when an intruder conquers the clan and dispels them all.

BLOG POST - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

BLOG POST - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Anastasia discovers the secret that there is a fountain of youth. Check it out in “Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl”.   e-Book available on any smartp...

BLOG POST - NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY UNLESS YOU'RE HELPING HIM UP. ~JESSE JACKSON

BLOG POST - NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY UNLESS YOU'RE HELPING HIM UP. ~JESSE JACKSON

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. ~ Jesse Jackson     "Anastasia and the Ghostly Owl" is available on any smartphone, iPad,...

BLOG POST - WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT. ~ YOGI BERRA

BLOG POST - WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT. ~ YOGI BERRA

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. ~ Yogi Berra    Check out which path Anastasia took when she came to a fork in the road. The Choice w...

BLOG POST -THE UNIVERSE

BLOG POST -THE UNIVERSE

The Universe has a bigger dream for you ... your Destiny. Rise up, open wide and greet it with all your heart. ~ Karen Chrappa "Anastasia and The ...

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021 . . .

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021 . . .

I hope all my customers will come to my store in 2021 and check out my new blog posts. ...

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 5

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 5

What Happened To "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)?” Eleven months after a successful launch of my book, I suffered a traumati...

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 4

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 4

My Mom never did see the completion of my story.  She was dying of cancer and passed away in the latter part of the year.  I continued my writing ...

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 3

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 3

On March 16, 2005, I received a shocking phone call that my stepfather, Egon, just suffered a massive heart attack.  He did not survive.  This call...

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 2

A BOOK IN THE MAKING - PART 2

The question I repeatedly asked myself in trying to develop my story was ... how to write on such an adult topic as abuse that could be presented ...