Monthly Archives: May 2013

Harder Than I Thought…

Writing this blog is harder than I thought. It’s one thing to upload the old posts that I wrote, as my Mom was dealing with Huntington’s and dying. It’s another to look at where that left me… us. My family. … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Start Somewhere…

How strange to be starting a new blog, starting over. My other blog, Tales From the Motherland, has been up and running since June 2011. It has 500+ subscribers, and I send it out each week via all kinds of … Continue reading

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A Bonus, Love Story

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
I’m writing this for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters. Check it out and give it a try. Her scent often announced her presence, long after she’d come and gone. Shalimar and cigarette smoked…

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Stick. Stack. Stuck.

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
image: annetaintor.com Stuck. I’m stuck. Stuck in this seat this morning, dressed in my work out clothes, but not working out. I’m stuck with my computer—poised for work, the screen blank, my mind…

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Mother, May I…

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
To my mother, with love. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that New Year’s Eve is the anniversary of my mother’s death. For those…

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Black and Blue

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
Sweet solitude.Image: Paul Anderson, photographer extraordinair.               I woke to the hangover— of sadness, anxiety, dark feelings that pulled me into sleep last night… after hours of…

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The Middle: Leftovers

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard…

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