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The Family Lore, The Family Lie

One day, in an e-mail conversation with Monika, I abruptly understood what it means to have a light bulb pop into life over my head. 807 more words

Child Abuse

So You Think You Have Marital Strife and In-law Problems?

Here’s an illustrative tale about marriage and family life in the fractious Middle Ages–during the Age of Chivalry.   Marcher Baron William deBraose, lord of Abergavenny, was born around 1204.   749 more words


Review: Her Accidental Husband by Ashlee Mallory

Series: The Sorensen Family #2

Payton Vaughn’s trip to Puerto Vallarta for her friend’s wedding was her big escape from her ridiculously overbearing mother–oh, and that little matter with her cheating fiancé. 532 more words


Richie Rich

Gemma was my summer friend. Her family lived part of the time on the Vineyard and part of the time somewhere near DC. We met at our summer job in Edgartown. 2,368 more words

Carl Jung

We are all influenced by others, throughout our lives.  This one man and his wonderful mind, has influenced me greatly:

1.”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” 1,227 more words

Review: Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts

What was she doing here? Hyattown had changed very little in the years Vanessa Sexton had been away. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hadn’t changed much either—he was still lean, athletic, rugged…But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. 407 more words



Lakeside Cottage in Harwich, Connecticut, had been a part of the Whitman family for generations. Whit Whitman, whom we met early on in The Children, 311 more words

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