Author Archives: Dawn Quyle Landau

About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.

I Flinch

I’ve done a true disservice to this blog, to this topic, to readers, and to my own internal world, by avoiding writing about the realities of living with HD in our family. I started this blog to shine a light … Continue reading

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The dawn of being understood

Originally posted on Huntington's Disease and Me:
Tales from the Motherland  and The Huntingtons Chronicles  are two blogs written by the same woman, Dawn Quyle Landau, who hails from the northern-most region of Washington state. Her posts are frequently featured on the…

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Phenomenon

Originally posted on Huntington's Disease and Me:
In the film “Phenomenon,” John Travolta’s character was suddenly able to do amazing things with his brain. Turns out it was because he had brain cancer and (spoiler alert) he died. The…

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Un-Edited Thoughts From Christmas Day, 2015

Is it a wonder that I rarely write at this blog? I think about HD every single day, but I don’t want to think too hard. A friend recently sent me a note and told me she’d read Lisa Genova’s … Continue reading

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Three Steps Forward…

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
(nidcd.nih.gov) Words fail me… piles of words, stuck in my head.  Writer’s Block is an over-simplified term for what I’m feeling about words right now. “You haven’t written anything in ages,” my friend…

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Eggshells

I know this road. I’ve been here before. Some of the twists, the turns, and the road signs are different, but I know where I am. Hell. This is hell, and I know that we’re not even at the worst … Continue reading

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: After The Ice Melts

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Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
Like so many people in the past few weeks, I recently did the ice-bucket challenge for ALS. I was challenged by a cousin, and I in turn challenged four people. Honestly, I was…

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