An Interview with Eri Nelson on VloggingPod at She Shed Studios

You are cordially invited to a short interview featuring me on a Podbean program called Vlogging Pod with Eri Nelson on June 2 at 7:00pm EASTERN time. I plan to promote my forthcoming book, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, which will be published by EIF-Experiments in Fiction (Ingrid Wilson) this fall. To register for this... Continue Reading →

Poet Weaver

I am a poet weaver. Many of my poems are spiritual, for I love going within to excavate the bits of my soul that need reassembly into words. As a sunshine weaver, I’m also a collagist, assembling snippets of images into a new whole with deep meaning. Each collage is a poem.My poetry weaves together... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of Susi Bocks

I have a new poetry podcast on the Memoirs, of Susi Bocks. You can find it here - https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/memoirs-of-susi-bocks/ This episode features the memoirs of Susi Bocks, who courageously shares her painful upbringing by a dysfunctional and abusive mother. Grief and anger hide in wait for illumination when Susi’s heart opens to reveal her self-worth,... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Grief and Racism Unmasked

I finally have a new episode up on my poetry podcast, Poetry: The Memoir of the Soul. Even though I have gotten some poems published, I lost my focus and momentum with the podcasts because I felt waylaid by COVID-19. https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/grief-and-race-unmasked/ In this podcast, produced on Juneteeth, (June 19th), 2020, I recognize and honor the... Continue Reading →

Hope Was Not a Loss: A Story About Measles Encephalitis

Phoebemd.com is publishing a series of articles based on another poetry podcast I did on Podbean. You have seen this story of mine before, and I will tell it until I am blue in the face if it saves lives. Kids need protection – we all do – from the measles.

PhoebeMD: Health + Inspiration

By Barbara Leonhard | Featured Health Story


In this article, I would like to share my story of how an illness I suffered as a child affected me. Particularly with the climate of today, I hope this will help inform people of the consequences that can develop in young children who are at risk of getting certain illnesses.

It was the summer of 1957, and it seemed to have happened all at once, where I turned from an active six-year-old girl to a helpless baby overnight. At that time, my family was living in Lewistown, Montana, where my dad was a Presbyterian minister. Mom was at home with three children, aged seven to four. That summer, all three of us contracted measles. But while my siblings’ illnesses took a more benign course, I developed a life-threatening complication: measles encephalitisa serious and potentially fatal inflammation of the brain…

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Podcast The Shape of Our Light

https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/the-shape-of-our-light-1585860479/ In this episode, I explore the shape of our light. Emotions can affect the shapes of water crystals, according to experiments done by Dr. Masuru Emoto, who wrote The Hidden Messages in Water (2001). He demonstrated that the shapes of water crystals are determined by the vibrations emitted by negative and positive emotional thoughts... Continue Reading →

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