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

Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling’s Schizophrenia by Martha Graham-Waldon | 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?

Are Racism, Hatred, and Bigotry in Our Genes? Or Are We Taught?

WHERE DO RACISM, HATRED AND BIGOTRY COME FROM?Always you’ll see a news item involving one or more of these emotions or themes. Racism, hatred, bigotry–it seems they will never go away.Do you ever wonder why that is? We’ve even stopped watching anything other than the 11 o’clock local news to avoid some of the media … Continue reading Are Racism, Hatred, and Bigotry in Our Genes? Or Are We Taught?

A Cautionary Tale about Memories

In posts here, here, and here, I have written on the topic of writing and its healing benefits. Today I want to share a cautionary tale with you. Something happened in our family two weeks ago today casting a different light, at least for me, on the subject of memories, writing, and healing.I am a proponent … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale about Memories

Divorce and Teenagers | A Guest Post on Mary Gottschalk’s Blog

Today I'm visiting with Mary Gottschalk on her blog with an essay I wrote on the topic of adolescents and divorce and how that combination impacts a family. My essay dovetails with a novel-in-progress Mary is working on where just such a situation is making life difficult for a mother and her 13-year old daughter. I … Continue reading Divorce and Teenagers | A Guest Post on Mary Gottschalk’s Blog