Poem I wrote: Ponderin’ ‘n’ Wonderin’: A Conversion with Self

The Thinker Ponderin' 'n' Wonderin':A Conversion with SelfBy Stephany Spencer-LeBaronAt seventy-one, I'm hungBy protruding nailsOn my ladder's last rung,Wonderin' what elseI might've won.And should I try for moreBefore I'm done?Or should I commitTo recreation,Cease ambition and aspiration;Cease trying to make more of myself.Simplify life by puttingStruggle on the shelf?Sure, I ponder,As I wonder 'n' wander,But…

Pt 19-G: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

  My Memoir, Part 19-G: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy   "Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people."…

Pt 19-F: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-F: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy   "Leadership is not wielding authority – It's empowering people." Becky Brodin I left off in "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-E" on the following note: I Now know my mother's brother, Ervil LeBaron, was a psychopath and sociopath…