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Family Triangulation Part Five: Parallel Lines

In this series, I’ve briefly highlighted the dynamics in my paternal family, the manifestations of my grandmother’s mental issues and their effects on her children, and some of the effects on her grandchildren ( 674 more words

Child Abuse

Do you dare bring a date to Thanksgiving?

Turkey: Rhymes with… Dysfunction

Imagine the smell of the turkey roasting in the oven and the sight of luscious pumpkin pies and plump mincemeat pies sitting on the buffet. 395 more words

Page Larkin Date Guide

Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. 888 more words



On her way home from a visit with her elderly father, Ella Fitzwilliam is feeling stressed and troubled, as her only son Harry is struggling to make choices for his future, and his exacting, perfectionist father Felix is not making things easier. 369 more words

Book Review

Familial Division


Ivy’s fab cue is:  Division


Math was not her subject—an “equal division” always added up to her receiving a subtracted “less” than the multiplied portions of the rest. 112 more words

Six Sentence Stories

For years I’ve been telling people this is my favourite book and recommending that they read it. I am so glad that it held up on my second read. 87 more words


lynettedavis reblogged this on Memoir Notes and commented:

This is one of all-time my favorite memoirs too! I love the Book Challenge list too.

A Steel Spine in Size Small.....

My older sister called me today telling me about two lectures she just listened to by Brene Brown on shame and vulnerability.  She was moved to tears by the information she received because it hit her in very core.   1,503 more words