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Love and Mental Illness

We jump into bed from the floor, cold on our bare feet, giggling and laughing.  Grandma spoons another spoonful of honey into my mouth.  Mom would never give me another spoon of honey.   407 more words

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Led by matriarch Kathleen, a charismatic, cruel, and complicated woman now in her 80s, the Kelleher family has spent decades of summers at their Maine summer property. 228 more words


Review: My Sister's Secret by Tracy Buchanan

Yes, I’m doing it again.  I’m recommending a book about lying families with dark secrets.  Sorry, it is what it is!  But never fear, this one is heavy on the emotions and light on the mayhem. 183 more words


Letting The Secret Out

I’ve been doing healing work lately (again), around my dysfunctional childhood. Because I know that I have a lot of holes in my childhood memory, I contacted two of my cousins who grew up in the same town, though they are significantly older than I am. 612 more words

Energy Healing

The Season

The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer, Viking Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2016). ISBN: 9780451476340. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS. 320 more words


Family History, Secrets, and Universal Truths in Creative Nonfiction

By Lopa Banerjee

In “Writing the Family”, a chapter from the book, Tell it Slant, editors Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola closely examine why writing about the family is a crucial aspect of Creative Nonfiction writing. 2,653 more words

The Dominant Hand

Families are like hands-either right or left handed in dominance.  You tend to see one side of the family more often, spend more time focused on that side.  1,365 more words