Sunday, March 25, 2018


Today I am stuck. It isn't that I don't know what I want to write. I do. The subject matter is clear. Less so is what I want to say about it. A tornado of thoughts swirl in my head. I am unable to catch and hang onto any long enough to express them in any sort of comprehensible manner. 

But I will. I just need more time. More time to think. More time to quiet the emotions that rage. More time to find the right words to break the silence.

I have spent my morning reading angry, hurtful, fear-ridden comments on social media and researching facts that seem to be missing in far too many arguments. I am gathering up my arsenal, as it were, but I will fight with words, not weapons. There will be those that will say it will do no good. They are probably right. I am, after all, just one voice. I will fight anyway. I have held my tongue, refused to engage for too long. 

I may be stuck for now, but I know I won't be for long.


  1. To answer your question, yes; there are things I want to write about on my blog but can’t. I am writing privately, but there’s s personal story I want to share, but it would mean violating someone else’s privacy. Still, I want to shout about the unfairness and publicly excoriate the one who is responsible for the injustice.

    From your post, I gather your anger comes from a more public concern. The thing about one voice is it often swoops other voices into its solo, creating a chorus of voices that cannot be ignored. Speak up and out. You’ll likely find a symphony of agreement. Good luck, Amanda.

  2. I have been in your shoes. Sometimes I am amazed at what people believe and say on social media. But despite the anger and misinformation, I can feel the hope coming through as well. Your writing, your one voice, can make a difference!

  3. Yes, I have had things I want to write about that I haven't. Mostly the reasons for this is that my words would hurt someone and I do not want to do that. I have written a few "angry" posts and one in particular got me called on the carpet last fall for expressing my opinion about part of our educational system (actually one of many parts) I feel is broken. My blog was passed onto the person who had influence over this part of our system, locally. I do not know who passed it to him for sure, but I can guess. It made me want to stop writing. But, I did not. My 18 year old - who is very wise - said why will you stop, Mom? So, you irritated someone - you write to be read. That is what happened! How true! As far as the social media part, I do not know what to say - I have been there?! I am not a fan, although I do have a "page"......seriously considering getting rid of it. Hang in there. One voice matters! Carol from The Apples in My Orchard - Your comment section would not accept my WordPress URL. Thanks.


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