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Twyla Dorzweiler

Joined 5 years ago




When I was a child and misbehaved, I was sent to my room. This wasn't much of a punishment really, as it allowed me time to write, without distraction or expectation from anyone. I never minded those punishments in school either, as writing "I will not talk in class" 500 times was great penmanship practice. :)

Now, all these years later, I feel I've somehow missed my calling in life. I should have taken the time to develop my writing skills early on. Maybe I'd be wealthy by now! Alas, life gets in the way of the things we love sometimes. All in all, I feel blessed to have a few published works to my credit, even if they have been less than the adventure novel I've always dreamed of writing.

At 57 years of age, I feel I have a lot to say. It's been an interesting journey, not devoid of heartache or pain, more than my share of hard work, and a whole lot of changes - some welcome, some not so much. In my experience, the painful dramas are best told by the women who never venture past a life that involves a favorite choice of nail polish, a collection of pretty shoes, and a soap opera or two thrown in for good measure. I've never been a drama queen type woman, so I'll leave that to those on this site who have had those experiences, and can write of them semi-intelligently.

Instead I'd like to write on a variety of topics that I feel strongly about, and reserve the right to skip around from opinionated rants to the results of detailed research. :)

My work is purely subjective but I hope if you can't agree with what I write, that you'll at the very least enjoy it. Welcome to my hub. Put your feet up, contemplate, and relax for awhile. Let me know what you feel about my meanderings, if you so choose.

Peace and Light,


Please note: T Dorzweiler on hubpages is me! I cannot access the old account for whatever reason, so I've done my best to merge the two.

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  • Senseless Murder, But we CAN do something...

    Senseless Murder, But we CAN do something...

    4 years ago

    In the wake of yet another mass murder, we're still waiting for lawmakers to address the violence-enducing loopholes of protective laws...

  • Softwood Maple Tree Lamentations

    Softwood Maple Tree Lamentations

    4 years ago

    I decided that it's time to start writing about the little things in life that make MY life worthwhile today and every day. This is a poem I wrote about the morning events in my sanctuary :) Enjoy!

  • Silent Elephants and Lilacs

    Silent Elephants and Lilacs

    4 years ago

    Pain Management is a long road, but the destination is reachable...

  • Sobriety Island, A Practical Review

    Sobriety Island, A Practical Review

    4 years ago

    James Cressler's done it again, with a thought-provoking, self-evaluation of his own journey to Sobriety Island. Now here's my take...

  • Faith in Falling

    Faith in Falling

    5 years ago

    It's like falling backward and having complete trust in the person behind's like closing your eyes as you jump off the high dive for the very first time as a's like imagining your flying only to wake up and find out you really...

  • His Spirit Voice

    His Spirit Voice

    5 years ago

    In the quest for my love, I wrote this poem to describe him.

  • Mark 10:21

    Mark 10:21

    5 years ago

    I ran across a post on the web today that made me really stop and examine what it is I do and for what reason I do it. I was reading a beautiful young woman's blog on how she felt about the election from a Christian point of view. Her post had gone...

  • Christianity in Politics

    Christianity in Politics

    5 years ago

    What I’ve found to be a complete travesty is the unwillingness of people to actually go look at the congressional record, the site – which was put up to keep us informed, and the budget office’s current and past figures. By...

  • As an Independent, do I choose Romney or Obama?

    As an Independent, do I choose Romney or Obama?

    5 years ago

    This has been a very dramatic and dynamic campaign season in which we’ve seen not only the actions and in-actions of the current president, we’ve also been challenged to unravel the record and reputation of his challenger. Both have skeletons in...

  • The Pendulum Swings with Every Generation

    The Pendulum Swings with Every Generation

    5 years ago

    Because this is true, we should learn from shortfalls and embrace strong suits, building character with those tools, rather than creating blame for what isn't right in our lives. For us to cast blame on another generation for our own shortcomings is...

  • Racism is Alive and Well

    Racism is Alive and Well

    5 years ago

    I don't like racists - not white ones, black ones, green ones (money), or any other color. Racism fought with racism begets yet more racism. I'll not cast my vote for any person in any election who chooses to use the simplified definition of...

  • The One Christmas I'll Never Forget

    The One Christmas I'll Never Forget

    5 years ago

    Our first Christmas as a single parent household was probably the most meaningful and the most joyous of any Christmas ever for me, and hopefully for my girls as well. I was working two jobs in Crested Butte, and living on Main St. in Gunnison, just...

  • Unintended Consequences of Abortion Reform

    Unintended Consequences of Abortion Reform

    5 years ago

    Take, for instance, a seldom discussed topic, but one related to the age old debate of abortion. An unwanted pregnancy doesn't always end in either an abortion or a child raised by a drug mother. Sometimes someone actually steps forward and adopts....