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For the Week of April 26, 2015: Being Remembered

…I have learned that story assuages grief, and it also grants the chaos of our emotions some shape and order…Even as I watch my mother become more and more distant from the lives around her…I am doing what I have been preparing all my life to do:  listening again to the old stories and committing them to memory in order to preserve them.  964 more words

Expressive Writing

Life-writing by/about Italians in Australia

Life-writing by and about Italians in Australia continues to be a popular field, as John Gatt-Rutter’s The Bilingual Cockatoo: Writing Italian Australian Lives (2014) illustrates. Antonio Sbirziola has been one of its most successful practitioners. 125 more words

Culture And Society

I see WTF Fielding is on about in Tom Jones

John Sessions as our narrator, Mr Fielding, at the crossroads (of life?), a coach appears, and with great apparent indifference to him knocks him over (1997 Tom Jones) — but then it is no worse… 1,787 more words


In The Radius Of My Heart, I Could Turn Hard

In the radius of my heart, I could turn hard,
I know that I think about it, and I stare
like an agoraphobic, so scared, trying not to show it… 563 more words


For the Week of April 19, 2015: When You're Laughin'...

Cancer is no laughing matter.

Yet if you happened to pass by the conference room in the cancer centers where I lead expressive writing programs for men and women living with cancer, you’ll often hear the sounds of laughter.  694 more words

Expressive Writing

Miramax Capturing our Humanity; or, Something for evenings ...

One of my two perpetual companions, Ian Pussycat

Dear friends and readers,

One of my ways of getting through the hours of my life at night is to watch good movies and/or blog. 2,573 more words


Funded PhD Studentships: Writings Lives Digital Archives Project

1)      Autobiographical recollections of family life and the prison in the nineteenth century

The PhD will examine memoirs as a source for exploring immediate and long-term effects of imprisonment on families and individual family members. 215 more words

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