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Recipe Memories

At first sight, the recipe file is a bit of a mess.

When I go in looking, I allow myself time. It is not a collection of food, it is a walk through my past. 436 more words


There Was A Broken Family

We five had cracked and mended and torn connections.  Loyalty given, loyalty betrayed; anger and hurt and love alternated like electrical current.  Mom and dad had a steamy heat turned bitter.   414 more words

Journey Of The Mind


Tasmina is my first ever true love and soulmate, my harrowing darling, my cruel tantalizer, my identical twin sister. It’s been a while, though, since– Well, it’s been five years. 1,272 more words

Shana Haydock



Not a day went by

That she didn’t think of him–

Her dad, who called her “Buddy”.

Soft way Mom said it,

Made me wonder if he was

Both hero, and abuser.

© Albatross-x, 2015


The Appeal of Family Secrets

First of all, Squiders, let me apologize for the lack of a post at the end of last week. I’m afraid Leonard Nimoy’s death threw me off my game, and I may have spent a lot of time trolling Tumblr for memorials and occasionally tearing up. 383 more words


Sister's new friend is Sister kidnapped 17 years earlier

South African teen kidnapped at birth found at same school as biological sister.

JOHANNESBURG – A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. 629 more words


It's my funeral

Now this is something you don’t see every day: someone blogging about their own funeral. It’s not everyone’s favourite topic of conversation. But I’ve spent the last few days giving it serious consideration. 5,413 more words