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Telling the Truth about your Life

“The telling of your stories is a revolutionary act.” –Sam Keen, writer In a world where we are constantly being bombarded with subtle–and not so subtle–messages about who we ought to be, it is a bold statement to take a … Continue reading

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Three Tips That Will Keep You in the Memoir-Writing Conversation

Recently, someone asked me what are the biggest barriers memoir writers face to being prolific. The following three came to mind right away. Below, I write about them and offer suggestions for eliminating these impediments to staying in the writing conversation. Writers often put… Continue reading

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What I Saw on Christmas Day

This is what I saw on Christmas Day while sitting on the couch with my husband at the Vicarage by the Sea, the Alzheimer’s care facility where he now resides… Continue reading

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What Motivates Me to Write

I come back to my writing every day because I cannot stay away. It is how I process life… Continue reading

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Nothing Broken

“Look at this,” my grandmother said. “Not a tooth broken.”
We kids looked at the comb. We were not impressed.
“I made this when I was 8 years old.” Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis Slept Here

The usual person gets four natural grandparents. Naturally, I got five. Or six. And they were all in one body… Continue reading

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The Quintessential Grandma

Basil is just an ordinary herb, but whenever I smell it, wherever I might be, I think of Noni… Continue reading

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