I am a 52-year-old mom of three grown children, living in the Niagara Region where I grew up. I grew up on a fruit farm in St. Catharines with three siblings; I am the eldest. My young life was simple and sheltered: my family, school, church and the farm. My parents instilled in us a strong work ethic, respect for our elders and a strong fear of God.

At the age of 29, I dated, married, and got pregnant, all within one year By our third anniversary we had two children and a third baby on the way,  the following month. When the kids were still young I had a diagnosis of dysthymia, major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. It took almost 15 years to come full circle. During my recovery, my marriage ended and I spent the next three years working out a separation agreement .

Once we had a signed agreement, we sold our home and I moved back to where my roots are. I recently went back to college full-time for Journalism, completing one term where I discovered a passion for writing.

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    • Your pictures are beautiful. When you visit a castle, does it ever have a feeling of good or evil? I watched a documentary on the Holocaust, and people described how oppressive it felt. I’m just curious if you pick up a vibe from the castles you’ve been to.


      • Hi Jane,
        Interesting question! I do tend to pick up certain vibes in some, not all of the sites I visit. These can range from a peacefully feeling of tranquility to an uneasy, time to go feeling.
        That said some sites will give off a vibe that you might not be expecting. I have been to some religious ruins, a particular Holy Well springs to mind and it oozed of suffering and negativity from the offset. Then on the other side of the coin, I have explored the ruins of great castles where bloody battles would have taken place and have felt so peaceful there.
        One of the most memorable visits I had last year was to the Medieval ruin at Skryne. Everything was going well and there where no vibes to suggest anything. The encounter that followed caught me completely off guard as a result. What it was, I still dont know, but I guess my anger got the better of me and I stuck around, which led to a very interesting find.
        You can check out the story here, http://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/an-encounter-at-skryne/
        Let me know what you Think?




  1. Thank you for sharing! I find supernatural incidents fascinating. I think my first reaction would be to come up with a logical reason, like you did, but when you just can’t explain it…
    Living in Canada our historical sights are new compared with Ireland’s, but there are places I can visit. You’ve inspired me!
    I like your pictures best in black and white.
    Take care,


  2. I am so glad you are pursuing journalism. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams. The fact you have suffered with depression and anxiety, with lead you to have a greater sense of perspective, and that will bode very well for your career. You were born to be a writer and you know it.

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    • I struggle with my ability to write, so I appreciate the encouragement. I had an uncle who called me Sunshine and I have struggled with mental illness, so Crazy Sunshine made sense. I’m off to bed, but I hope to check out your blog tomorrow. Thank you 🙂

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