THE POSTAL LINE

I hesitate to post this because I’m bringing race into an experience I just had. It’s my experience as a typical average white woman so keep in mind this is my perspective. I had to spend my lunch hour standing in line at the post office. There was an elderly man with a leather Marines…

BULLY OFF! #AUTISM by Sonia Boue

Sonia is my first guest on Hastywords in quite awhile.  Please give her a warm welcome and help her share her story.   I’ve recently been a target of an attempt at bullying. I didn’t think this could happen to me, so I’m writing because I want to help others feel safer and stronger. I…

SEA JUMPING

I don’t write much anymore.  I haven’t needed to. I started my blog years ago as a way of releasing the voices in my head that had grown so loud I couldn’t trust reality anymore.  These voices played havoc on my relationships and nearly cost me my life.  At the time I had a friendship…

WE ARE ALL STRONG by Elaheh Bos

Around Valentine’s Day of this year my daughter told me she was going to celebrate strong women.  She said not everyone has a boyfriend and (she was 12) not everyone wants one.  So I thought let’s do it. So the question is simple.  If you were going to celebrate a strong independent woman in your…

#BeReal – MARTIN BAKER

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Martin Baker.   A few weeks ago I was sitting at my favourite table—corner table, right at the back—in my favourite coffee bar and got into conversation with a fellow customer about writing and literature. I learned two interesting things about the city I’ve lived in almost thirty years.…

#BeReal – COURTNEY KEESEE

My #BeReal guest today is Courtney Keesee. When I think about what it means to be real, the first thing to come to my mind is not hiding from the world, even though it’s an evil world full of evil people ready to judge you and tear you to shreds. And I don’t mean not…

#BeReal – TOM PETTY

Don’t back down, just be you! Be sure to visit this weeks #BeReal guests. SARAH FADER LARON CHAPMAN BYRON HAMEL LIZZI ROGERS HASTYWORDS If you like the idea of the #BeReal campaign, and want to share your views on it, please link up with us. You can help make this a bigger, brighter movement than…

BRAVERY IS…

Today I got the pleasure of introducing Matticus from The Matticus Kingdom who is being featured over at the Sisterwives.  The topic is bravery. THE COWARD AT THE DOOR. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to follow the Sisterwives and read all the posts they have to offer.  The blog features…

WAVING GOODBYE

This duet was hard for me to write.  I was given some thoughts to go with and they were heartfelt and real.  So I hope I did the thoughts justice.  My heart reaches out to you AJAYTAO and the many cancer patients you give your love to everyday! Life keeps waving goodbye to me Signaling…

QUEEN OF DARKNESS

Not very long ago I started exchanging emails with Jen LeFever.  This girl has been through so much and has had the strength to overcome.  I really think her passion helped her be the courageous and beautiful person she is.  Please check out and follow her blog  Think.Speak. Tryst.  Here is one of my favorite…