Memoir: I won and I Lost … Or How More Is Less

My family in 1958 (I'm 2nd to left, middle row) (NOTE: Not Hurricane High School: But this photo is the best depiction I could find of how I recall Hurricane High back when I attended 6th-8th grades there, between 1957--1960.) A Memoir Story by Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron It was the 1959–1960 school year in small-town…

Media on My Extended Family, Friends, and Fundamentalist Mormon Cults

Media on My Extended Family, Friends, and Fundamentalist Mormon Cults   This is a movie done some years ago about my infamous Uncle Ervil LeBaron, my mother's brother. He is now known as "Evil Ervil," and "The Mormon Manson." I knew, respected, and loved him before he went off the deep end with his sociopathy and…

Poem I wrote: Comical Comedians, Madigan and Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan Madigan and Gaffigan   By Stephany Spencer-LeBaron What a brilliant comedian is Jim Gaffigan He makes me laugh then laugh again His moniker is “Mr. Universe"He's earned this title in action and verseHe's a regular dynamo running in reverse! Most stand-up comics lewdly gesture and curseTheir work is loaded with smut and worse Trying to…

Poem/song I wrote: “Painted Spring:” Take-off from Spanish Traditional Song “De Colores”

A Lesson Too Late In The Learning: Write It or Regret It Recently, at the California Writers Club, a fellow poet and guest speaker, Deborah Edler Brown, advised: "At the moment of inspiration, record it. Don't wait! For it's like babies lost you can never retrieve if you don't record your inspiration when it comes."…

Poem/song I wrote: Bio Ballad in Verse, for Better or Worse

             Circa 1958: 11 of my parents' ultimately 14 children(I'm age 12, middle row, 2nd to left) Bio Ballad in Verse for Better or Worseby Stephany Spencer-LeBaronI was born some time agoAway out in the sticksIn Mexico’s Rocky Mountain RangeIn 1946Was raised in a Mormon cultWhere self-righteous hicksThought it sinfulWith…