Kindness to Myself In The Pages of My Memoir

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originally posted on Kind Over Matter.com August 2017   Confession time. I’m a memoiraholic. Mr. Webster and his logophiles (word-loving compadres) would define me thusly: one who loves narrative composed of personal experience to excess. Guilty. As. Charged. One of the reasons I love the memoir genre is that memoirs are an unself-conscious dive down […]

Wine Talk Wednesday with Lara of KindOverMatter.com

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I joined Lara from Kind Over Matter for Wine Talk Wednesday! “The coming out is how we start to look at our lives. We need to take the opportunity to look at the things that recur to us. If they revisit you repeated, in different forms from dreams to sensory flashbacks, you’re getting the less than […]

Revisiting Angst to Find More Meaning This Time

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Memoir writing holds our hand to the flame. It is a funhouse mirror when we start, things are all distorted and stretched and squished, almost unrecognizable. But clarity does come after the umpteenth draft. Writing memoir is our chance to relive moments that were incomprehensible and find meaning in them. Sometimes you find just the […]

At What Cost?

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Eighteen blue, silver and white gift bags, stuffed with contrasting tissue paper lined the table. Each sported a number from 1 to 18. However typical it was of me to overdo things with gift giving, especially when it came to my boys, this was a milestone made grander by the medical ordeals my son Adam […]