I’ve decided to homeschool my son for kindergarten. But do I have the mental fortitude for it? Will I screw up royally and send him down a path of destruction and lawlessness? Am I being dramatic? Probably. But my instincts tell me that this is what he may need for his first year of education.

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Before I go any further, I would like to preface this piece by saying how much I admire teachers and all of the hard work they do. I only wish I had a fraction of the courage it takes to stand in front of a…


I haven’t been out much lately, or at all for that matter. But a couple of days ago I finally tried to venture out. I live in Florida, where mandates aren’t as stringent when it comes to COVID 19. But I needed to go shopping, in a store where there could have been COVID 19 lurking around any corner. As I was walking through the store, most people had a mask on, but of course, there were some who didn’t. And Some were socially distancing, but again, there were some who were not. Normally I like to mind my own…


I remember when one of my biggest fears was losing my parents. I was so attached to them; at times they were my world. I felt that if they died, I would fall apart and not be able to survive on my own. I knew death was inevitable. After all, none of us will make it out of this life alive. And yet, death of a loved one seemed so incredibly foreign to me. It was as if death and dying only happened to others; it did NOT dare happened to me...Until one day, it did.

I remember one day…


All of my friends had a gang of children by the time they were in their mid 30’s. I, on the other hand, had zero. For some reason I never felt that calling to be a mother. As a child I don’t remember ever playing with dolls where I took care of them like real babies. I mostly had stuffed animals and I loved cats and kittens. I guess I just did not have that maternal instinct like others did.

When I first became sexually active, around age 17, I made sure that I never got pregnant, via birth control…

Lisa Speranzo

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” -Edgar Allan Poe

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