Broken Soldiers

Broken Soldiers

Silhouetted against a misty dawn,stalwart soldiers stand.Broken limb to broken limb,bare shadows, of all they used to be.Scarred, damaged, marked by destruction.Caught in a strange abyss.That foggy transition between what they were,and all they long to be again.Shadowed, broken soldiers.A metaphor for us, perhaps?We, the survivors.The scarred, bruised, and hurting.Caught in that hazy expanse,between all we were,and [...]

In the Eye of the Storm #1 New Release in Natural Disasters

Thank you Neysa Wilkins and WJHG for the beautiful job you did in telling our story. And, In the Eye of the Storm is our story. Our community’s story. Our shared experience. Our belief in each other and our hope for the future. Thank you to all who contributed and allowed me to share their words [...]

In the Eye of the Storm Gaining Momentum

In the Eye of the Storm Gaining Momentum

The Panama City, Florida, News Herald featured an article written by Tony Simmons, on Wednesday, February 6, showcasing the publication of new books about Hurricane Michael. The storm hit the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, leaving complete destruction in his wake. Michael's 155-mph sustained winds caused an estimated $4.5 billion in property damage, an [...]

The Word is Getting Out!

The Word is Getting Out!

Excerpt from the book:A grim reality lives here. It collects in puddles of sadness from all the tears falling from the gray skies. Dying dreams hang on the broken limbs of trees that once stood tall and proud, such as we are. Where we once heard the wind through the pines like a child’s lullaby, [...]

#1 New Release in Natural Disasters!

October 10, 2018 changed us forever. Surrounded by destruction, it was hard to imagine coming back from this. But at heart, the people of the Florida Panhandle are strong. They are the heroes in this story. The ones who inspire hope and wield inexhaustible strength. This is their story. Told in their own words. In [...]

Hurricane Michael Relief Donations Fall Staggeringly Short

Hurricane Michael Relief Donations Fall Staggeringly Short

Image by David Herring/Shutterstock The storm has passed, but the aftermath lingers. Hauntingly and so very real. It seems the world has moved on. But we cannot. We are reminded daily. The damage left scars on our once beautiful cities and landscape. It's unmistakable and so very heartbreaking. While those outside the devastation can close [...]