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.

A letter to my children from a mother with HD

Originally posted on Huntington's Disease and Me:
Noah, Ezra, and Mark, I am so proud of the young men you are becoming and have become. Each with your own charming personality, you are all honest, loving, and compassionate. There…

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Sometimes the best gift is staying away

Originally posted on Huntington's Disease and Me:
When you want to celebrate achievements of another and you love parties and people, it is gutting to learn that your presence at such events is a source of stress for your…

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Truth Roars Like A Lion

*This is simultaneously posted here and on my other blog, Tales From the Motherland. (Baby steps, friends. Exactly 2 months ago today, I wrote my first new blog post in ages. Then I recoiled. This started as a draft… nine … Continue reading

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In Honor of Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month: a new book about love, fear, and living with HD

I don’t post on this blog enough; anyone who follows here, knows that. As I’ve noted in the past, fear keeps me away. If I hide my eyes, maybe it will go away? It, being Huntington’s Disease. Anyone living with Huntington’s … Continue reading

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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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