Were They Premonitions or Manifestations?

Photo by author (Joyce O'Day) of her backyard. Many of my childhood and adult thoughts and visions became my reality Throughout my life, random thoughts I briefly contemplated came to pass as real-life situations. In some cases, they were what I actively wished for; in other cases, they were merely situations I pondered, but did … Continue reading Were They Premonitions or Manifestations?

Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”

Family photo of author and her brother Harvey circa 1969. These are hurtful words that cut deep The words “retard” and “retarded” are almost never used in context. Instead, these terms are used to get a laugh, make an insult, or insinuate that someone or something is stupid. Unless you have a relative with a … Continue reading Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”