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Your First Draft is NEVER Your Last

The hard-learned lesson that for me was impossible to be told and had to be experienced…and remembered. While I will be the first to...

Pinball Machines and Pool Tables

The value of choosing your confidantes carefully. For all involved. We all make hundreds of decisions everyday that we don’t really think...

What We Learn From The Shadows

An example of balance to guide you… For me, parenting has been an experience where the learning curve is commensurate with human...

Maybe It Wasn’t The Booze

Do we repeat our stories because we don’t always know what we want to say but we need to try to say it? In every family there are lessons...

The Dangerous Allure of Narrative

How our longing to place ourselves in a story can lead us down twisty paths Every day I walk for an hour in my house- I don’t own a...

How to Get Away With Writing

What Happens in the Bubble: Writing in the Pandemic Demands Subterfuge and Lying ~These are a series of posts about my experience living...

Confessions of an English Major

I know what I am supposed to get out of a book, but this is what I was really thinking… I am starting this blog post to open up...

Prepare For A Harsh Re-Entry

A Siberian Memoir reminds us that leaving our Covid bubbles might be bumpy... First, you need to know that due to both pre-existing...

The Boy in the Nylon Pajamas

I believe that my dreams are my sub-conscious trying to finagle me into seeing myself and my life in more honest ways. Sometimes....

Amy Flannery's Birthday

I want to take today to talk a little about the incredibly talented and amazing woman who I am lucky enough to have won as a sister when...

It's In the Way You That You Use It

A few weeks back I shared a story about the dangers of maraschino cherries and George Washington and one boy's heroic efforts to save my...

Morning Conversations as Adults

[warning- this blog post falls into the category that I like to call "why no one really wants to watch a tv show about what marriage is...

Are you a Haphazardian?

hap·haz·ard /ˌhapˈhazərd/ adjective lacking any obvious principle of organization ***DISCLAIMER*** though I am going to be comparing...

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