Once We Were Strangers by Shawn Smucker | Review

There are days when I wonder if this world can continue to exist under the current load of hate and misunderstanding and evil, when I wonder if the hearts of all people can somehow find an antidote to racism and virulent nationalism and a concern only for ourselves. We are born to these things as sparks fly upward, I … Continue reading Once We Were Strangers by Shawn Smucker | Review

When Panic Sets In

Where did I put that? Have you ever misplaced something? And then months later or maybe years have passed by, and guess what? You can't remember where you put that treasured item. Then you panic! On the evening of September 10, 2018, I found myself in a quandary. Husband Bob had left for his weekly … Continue reading When Panic Sets In

Demolition Operation

Deconstruction and Reconstruction of My Memoir

Memoir Writing's Toll. Memoir writing is often a long and arduous journey. Sometimes it takes a toll on the writer in a variety of ways. There is the debate over what family members will think or do. The writer questions the truth of what he/she is writing. This questioning brings into consideration just how much … Continue reading Deconstruction and Reconstruction of My Memoir

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dory-Stein | Memoir Review

What if you woke up one day, living with a family member who had changed into an entirely different person? What if she were an older sibling you had always admired and strived to be like? And what if you were an insecure preteen when it all started? What would that do to your life?