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Reconciliation Redux

Eight years ago, after visiting my parents’ graves in Hastings, Michigan, after arranging flowers and sprinkling birdseed to attract the finches my father loved, and after wiping off the moss that had already started to spread on their headstones, I went with my husband to our place on Lake Superior, sat in an old blue chair that belonged to my husband’s cousin’s mother and I wrote the story of my 12-year estrangement from my parents. 281 more words


Maya and The Book of Everything

Maya and the Book of Everything by Laurie Graves, Hinterlands Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780997845303. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS.

From the moment you meet Maya on a Boston bound train until the very surprising twist at the end which so smoothly sets up the next book, you’re in for an adventure. 308 more words

Grade 10-12

The Weight Of It All

If you have read my last couple posts, you know the holidays are and were a very difficult time for me. Today however, I feel such a weight has been lifted. 855 more words


Dear Daughter of Finnlynn

Dear Daughter of Finnlynn:
This may get long, but please try to find the patience to read through to the end, if you read this blog. 1,657 more words

Fae Diddle Diddle

Circumventing Holiday Maps

“Carin, I’m so sorry. One of the things that family does is share memories of the past. You should talk about your mother and your girls should share their remembrances. 366 more words

Life After 50

This Christmas....

This has not been a banner holiday year for me. I am trying to wear the smile and trying to feel the holiday spirit, but it is eluding me thus far. 479 more words


Christmas is painful for Estranged Parents

It’s a time of year we are meant to eat, drink, and love each other. But, for some of us it means spending Christmas alone, without our families. 276 more words

Fae Diddle Diddle