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How it All Started

After I took my first memoir writing course in 2004, in St. Louis, Missouri, I began taking the thoughts from my journal and creating finished pieces. 729 more words


Surviving the UK with a Burn Out & Cauda Equina Injury

Note: These paragraphs are going to be in my memoir after revisions. It’s the year 2010, and I am in the UK, took a job that was physically too demanding and of course, I am very sad. 1,775 more words



I am a big fan of ceremonies — probably because of my (long ago lapsed) Catholic experiences with the pomp and circumstance of the Mass.  The glorious costumes, the grandiose gesturing, the smells, the sounds, were intoxicating. 985 more words


About Two Years Ago and Other Ramblings


Dear Mama, I’m writing to you from Madison Square Park. It’s an absolutely perfectly gorgeous summer evening. I’m about to spend some much needed girl time with (a friend). 827 more words


Map Reading

I have been diligent for almost a week in rewriting my memoir manuscript, “Under the Birch Tree.” I’ve acknowledged open doors signaling me that it’s time to look up, and not at me feet, and walk through the timing as it is opportunity for progress. 303 more words


The Glass Castle: A Memoir

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls – 2005

The Glass Castle: A Memoir is the true story of Jeannette Walls’  life beginning in the 1950’s at the age three to adulthood.     542 more words


The Limelight

One of my idols is a drummer and lyricist in a popular rock band.   He writes that “living on a lighted stage approaches the unreal.”  Indeed, surreal experiences overwhelm the mind and body when you put them three feet above everyone else and shine bright lights on them.   360 more words