Tag Archives: memoir

Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

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The Dread Experience

Hair experimentation meets alarmed grandmother. Continue reading

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Chronically Awkwards Anonymous

I’ve finally given up all hope that I’ll someday be naturally graceful or at least gifted with the wisdom to know when to shut up. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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Poetry’s Origin Story or Why Drink Skáldskapar Mjaðar

Want to sip some Mead of Poetic Inspiration? You might want to know how it came to be. Continue reading

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Free Range Chickens & Free Range Learning

“Don’t help, Mom,” Claire says as I go to pick up the three-day-old chick. So I watch instead. It’s peeping helplessly at the side of the ramp leading up to the chicken coop. The mother hen and her other chicks … Continue reading

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Living Beyond Boundaries Thanks To Dad

My father never let on that the ride that night was dangerous. Continue reading

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