May 2, 2013. I am an author, artist.I've written... more »May 2, 2013. I am an author, artist.I've written and illustrated many children's books. I'm mostly known for "The Little Witch" series. My most recent book published by Harper Collins is "Beauty Queen" about a young person's decent into heroin addiction. It is also published in Germany and other countries. I like ireports because they give us a chance to see other's viewpoints, the world around them and how they live. And of course, the great pictures and stories that go with this. less »
Hello! We're the folks behind CNN iReport. We... more »Hello! We're the folks behind CNN iReport. We love listening to stories, meeting new people, and making stuff together with strangers.
You can follow this account to see the latest iReport stories that we recommend. less »
I have been 100% disabled for over 10 years.
I... more »I have been 100% disabled for over 10 years.
I suffer from chronic Horton's Syndrome, battle major depression, afflicted with POHS (presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome) plus many other afflictions. I was diagnosed after lung surgery with non-specific infection of the lungs that has turned my right lung into a dried up sponge and useless leaving me with only 1 functioning lung, my left. Often I hide in Mark's Den and dare not go past my doorway. I have huddled in a corner sobbing afraid of anything that moves. Not because I wanted to, but because my conditions leave me in a state of panic from which it is difficult to recover.
I bring a wide variety of iReports covering a range of subjects, most often political in nature.
This is therapeutic for me. It allows someone such as I, with few options to interact, to feel I am a viable human and able to contribute to society.
I have two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud, with two daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey. My first granddaughter is Dylan. Her sister, my second granddaughter, is Alaina. Now if Kev and Hailey will bring me a grandson...LOL. My significant other is Iohn (pronounced Jon)aka tatboi43 on iReports. less »
Life is GREAT! I have a beautiful, happy, and... more »Life is GREAT! I have a beautiful, happy, and healthy family. Although we struggle financially I know I am "rich" in the areas of life that truly matter. My three beautiful children are smart, kind, loving and charitable. I know that no matter how difficult life may seem at times I am certainly blessed in ways many others are not.
All in all I know I have a wonderful life.
I enjoy a good laugh, and have been known to get a little carried away in conversation. I enjoy the power of words and find they can be a gift or a curse.
Picture turned PINK by UB1 c/o Breast Cancer Awareness Month less »
After a couple of months of blogging and many... more »After a couple of months of blogging and many years of writing, I decided to join iReport by uploading quick videos of myself offering news and opinions on the most recent current events around the world.
United States Politics
Global Issues: Poverty, Education, Terrorism, Birth Control, Population less »
I believe in Progressivism. I am not radical in... more »I believe in Progressivism. I am not radical in my views, but if something needs to be changed then it must change. Theodore Roosevelt was one of the best presidents we ever had because of all the changes he made. The meat-packing industry, helping to stomp out corruption, the beginning of national parks, etc. People, it is again time for changes. Government spending is out of control, and it is causing taxpayers unimaginable debt. less »