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Fright Makes Might…

Fright Makes Might…

Seven years later – during which time I tried very hard to be the best wife and mother, cook and bottle washer, floor polisher and window washer this side of the North Pole –  I found myself at the edge of a cliff. With little education, no work experience and nothing but a need to provide, […]

Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To Do!

Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To Do!

I remember spending Saturdays with my Dad …as father-and-son. We would go to the movies and eat popcorn together.  It was in the darkened theater (the neighborhood Nortown was decorated like a wonderful villa by the sea, with stars twinkling high above in the dark night-sky ceiling) that I tapped into my alternate source of knowledge […]

I Closed the Door…

I Closed the Door…

I closed the door, physically and psychically on the bill collector and on my history of living my life to please others. For years, I had depended on my family, my friends, my husband and my community to provide me with a framework within which to live my life – and it hadn’t worked. Instead, the […]

“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Traumatic: Unpleasant, disagreeable, troublesome, irritating, distressing, also injurious and harmful.” (Oxford Thesaurus) Moving day and three weeks thereafter… enduring the physical and mental stress of a move from a home of ten years, equipped with everything one could possible need including surround-sound and a whirlpool bath with multiple settings, into an apartment half the size, […]