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Theodore McDowell
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Gender: Male
Born: April 2, 1957
Interests: gardening, jazz, art, sports
Member: Premier Author
Joined: June 2021
INFORMATION
In 2004, I suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. I was disabled and forced to retire from the practice of law. The injury led to periods of depression, mania and substance abuse, and these cycles had a traumatic effect of my identity, family relationships and spirituality.

I joined FS to develop emotional and artistic connections with other writers and experience a sense of community with fellow poets and writers. Most of my poems on FS come from a collection of poems entitled Wrestling a Blessing from God by Theodore McDowell. The book was published on Amazon in June, 2021.

My works attempt to express in a gut-wrenching and moving style the deep despair during this period of trying to cope with the damage and stabilize my life. At the same time, a theme of grace transforms the pain into hope. God, in His grace, allows me to wrestle with the Spirit, but in the end, God weaves my anger, weaknesses and gifts into a song of love. I am forever in God's firm grip.

I also have a new novel being published on Amazon in 2021 entitled The Aspen Grove.

I live in Atlanta with my wife of thirty-six years and have five adult children scattered across the country.
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FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: Chiseled Beautiful by God finished first in the contest "Emotion"
January 9, 2022 at 3:10PM
    karenina: As well of should have!

    Well deserved.

    Congratulations!
    January 10, 2022 at 3:05AM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: Congratulations! Choices is the new Story of the Month!
January 7, 2022 at 12:13AM
    karenina: Congratulations to you!

    Well-deserved!
    January 7, 2022 at 2:39AM
    RGstar: Well done. Good to see your writing paying off.
    Best wishes.
    January 7, 2022 at 3:01AM
    Ric Myworld: Congratulations!
    January 7, 2022 at 8:36AM
    Ric Myworld: Congratulations!
    January 7, 2022 at 8:36AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations!
    January 7, 2022 at 10:17AM
    Sally Law: Congratulations, Teddy. Stellar achievement! Sal XOs
    January 7, 2022 at 11:05AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations to you. :))
    January 7, 2022 at 1:54PM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations!

    Julia
    January 7, 2022 at 2:23PM
    jenintorre: Congratulations Theodore on your so well deserved win. I loved your story.
    January 7, 2022 at 5:19PM
    jenintorre: Congratulations Theodore on your so well deserved win. I loved your story.
    January 7, 2022 at 5:19PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!

    January 12, 2022 at 12:30AM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: A Mannikin and Bleached Bones finished third in the contest "Free-style poem: human suffering"
January 4, 2022 at 12:10AM
    karenina: What? You were in a contest and I didn't vote? LOL.
    Congrats on third!
    January 8, 2022 at 12:32AM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: Bruises finished third in the contest "75 Words Flash Fiction"
December 13, 2021 at 12:13AM
    MissMerri: CONGRATULATIONS!! Hooray for this recognition.
    December 14, 2021 at 12:50AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Tim!!

    December 14, 2021 at 4:49PM
    pome lover: Good Goin'!!!
    January 3, 2022 at 2:44PM
    karenina: Way to go.
    January 8, 2022 at 12:32AM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: Joe Cocker: So Beautiful to Me finished third in the contest "My Favorite Musician/Band"
June 30, 2021 at 12:13AM
    karenina: Congratulations. --Karenina
    July 7, 2021 at 11:36PM
    Urial: Thank you Theodore!
    November 6, 2021 at 2:10AM
    Jesse James Doty: Congratulations, Tim, I love Joe Cocker very much!'
    He is my favorite singer!!!
    December 5, 2021 at 6:02AM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: Nostalgia for Fall finished first in the contest "Poem about wind or air"
June 21, 2021 at 12:13AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!
    June 24, 2021 at 5:33PM
    karenina: Congratulations! Superbly written. I hope this is the first of many "FIRSTS"--Karenina
    June 29, 2021 at 4:58PM
    Senyai: Congratulations!
    July 12, 2021 at 7:55PM

FanStory wrote to Theodore McDowell: On the Pier--To My Wife finished third in the contest "Bio"
June 15, 2021 at 6:10PM
    Senyai: Congratulations, Theodore!
    June 16, 2021 at 3:06AM
    karenina: It was first in my book. Congratulations! I have become your fan!

    Karenina
    June 17, 2021 at 2:18AM
    Gypsy Blue Rose: Welcome to our fanstory family :)
    June 18, 2021 at 5:08PM

 
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#2 Ranked Poet
#13 Ranked Reviewer
Poetry 2
Reviewing 13
PORTFOLIO
Most Recent Posts
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The Patina of my Desk
The history of my writing desk

Traveling Home
Traveling to where I've always been

A Mother's Love Song
To my wife, the mother of our four children

From Dust Storm to Hallelujah
The journey through bipolar disorder

Nostalgia of an Aging Stripper
Behind the fantasy

White River Sings
White river sings through my loneliness

I Can't Touch You
The affair

Haiku 2
The echo of haiku

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Patina of my Desk reached "Recognized" status.
January 19 at 11:48PM
Nostalgia of an Aging Stripper reached "All Time Best" status.
January 18 at 11:56PM
A Mother's Love Song reached "Recognized" status.
January 17 at 11:48PM
From Dust Storm to Hallelujah reached "Recognized" status.
January 17 at 3:48PM
White River Sings reached "All Time Best" status.
January 15 at 11:56PM
Nostalgia of an Aging Stripper reached "Recognized" status.
January 15 at 3:48PM
White River Sings reached "Recognized" status.
January 14 at 11:48PM
Haiku 2 reached "Recognized" status.
January 13 at 3:48PM



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