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How we cope with one parent who works away: Part Two

  Every morning and evening this week, Lenni has asked, “When will Mama be here?”  We do the countdown each time.  I tell her what day it is and how many days until Mama comes home.  351 more words

Simple Living

Short story - prologue

Keeping a diary was to all intents and purposes forbidden in my house when I was growing up. Or at least, it was severely frowned upon. 870 more words


Keeping a journal is a great idea

Dear diary,

Prepare for all of the bat-shit thoughts that are too weird to say out loud, with possibly, a brief look at what I’ve been up to in the last day/week/fortnight… however long it’s been since I last picked you up. 328 more words


The Boy with a Secret (Pencil)

Day 43.

This is a page from my journal from last year, 2014. I have kept a journal since I was fourteen years old. In my closet I have nearly all of them in a suitcase. 191 more words


On the Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Art by Carolyn Hall Young.

When I first decided to start a journal I didn’t just start it. As is my way, I thought about it, I wrote countless journal entries in my head, I tried out journal apps, debated whether I should write a personal journal or a blog, tested and downloaded four different journal apps and five blog hosting sites and worried about what my family or friends would say about topics that were taboo in those circles. 532 more words

Benefits Of Keeping A Diary

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal (Part 2)

I would like to remind the reader that the majority of these quotes were found on a beautiful, highly intelligent website, Brain Pickings by Maria Popova in a post entitled… 603 more words

Benefits Of Keeping A Diary

Making Salad with Anais

My lovely sister-in-law-to-be is currently studying at UCLA, and she recently had access to their archives for research. She chose to look at the diaries and correspondence of Anais Nin and was extremely excited about having the chance to look at these documents, to touch the pages Anais had touched, to see her words as they were written. 340 more words