About Bird

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Call me Bird.

Thank you for checking out my website. I started Everyone Has A Story almost nine years ago right before my marriage of 20+ years fell completely apart. It was some hellish couple of years, but surprisingly, I managed to live to talk about it. Actually, thanks to Ambien, vodka, and a hazy month of Benadryl martini’s, I pretty much talked/blogged my way through every sordid moment of it. Embarrassing for me, but some great entertainment for everyone else.

I’m now a single, 50-something woman, living in Austin, Texas with my son, William. Besides my writing career, I am presently a branch manager for a staffing agency.

My daughter, Rebekkah, married and moved to China, where she has two children now – Ian and Yili – and is a teacher. William is dealing with a chronic illness, but works for a pet care place and attends rock hound events. Caitlyn got divorced, but is presently engaged to get married again, and is an IT person living in Montana.

Life went on. It feels good to sometimes look over your shoulder and see just how far you’ve come, and how different life feels these days.

~ Bird

Getting married today.
DJ & Bug

34 responses to “About Bird”

  1. I love the title-cum-tag line! 🙂 Sorry, just had to mention it. It’s one of the things I kind of happen to notice in a blog. 😀 Happy blogging! And good luck on your journey!!

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    • Wow bird, I was just browsing and found this story because I thought my neighbor who seems a little paranoid here out on the lake where I live in Texas I think she’s a mess but anyway I found your story and just read it and it blew me away you’re very deep introspectively speaking person I love you in sign in your thoughts in your heart I’m voice typing excuse the typos anyway please contact me on my email Courtney VH @ gmail.com I would love to talk to you and get to know you I’ve been inspired and motivated by your blog I would love to get to know you you can also find me on Facebook under Courtney van Hoesen add me as a friend bird I really want to get to know you you interest me I love your mind

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  2. Hey bird,

    I found your blog today and am so glad I did. I married a man I met in AA when I was 19 years old. I fled in fear about 9 months later when he (not acting himself, but then what else was new lately) threw our 3 day old baby up into the air and caught her. It would be several years later that I would find out that I lost my husband to Meth not schizophrenia. I was convinced that I had witnessed the quick mental decline of a schizophrenic adult. Later a friend would reach out to me via social media and tell me the story of what happened to my ex husband after I left. He was using Meth while we were together and that downward spiral is a story all in itself. Over the years, I have managed to keep a distant, anonymous eye on his Facebook page. Between that and mugshots.com I am able to keep track of the man who used to love me more than life itself, but who became the man who said he would kill me, and our daughter. He said he had bullets with our names on them.

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    • I hope you don’t mind, but I added this comment to Postcards from Hell. Thank you for sharing your little slice of hell with us. It helps to know we aren’t living through something no one else can understand.


  3. I’m not sure if you’ve checked out my blog; I apologize if I have overlooked one of your likes or comments. If you haven’t done so, pleae give it a try. I wish you well.

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  4. It is true that everyone has a story to tell. Time is the best healer of all and acceptance. I write about this in my books also. I find that faith in God heals the wounds in ways we couldn’t imagine. Good that I ran across you and your blog. Nice to meet you.

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  5. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music covered and some entertaining writing. I welcome comments from readers. I usually post on a weekly basis. Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom.

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  6. I love your honesty and your blog Bird! You are NOT alone. Been there done that, all that you went through and going through. Daughter now is 22 living out of the house, (THANK GOD). Live passionately for yourself.

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  7. Hey Bird.
    I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the 3 Quote 3 Day Challenge. Here’s the Challenge:
    Three quotes for three days.
    Three nominees each day (no repetition).
    Thank the person who nominated you.
    Inform the nominees.

    I was nominated by Mia at The Grizzle Grist Mill at https://thegrizzlegrist.wordpress.com/.
    You can check out her blog. I began the challenge today.

    Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .


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