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Fourth of July 2016 by Kristine Brown

Celebrate USA. Free gallon of tea with every family meal. Every marquee in front of each local restaurant peddled the same deal.

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Do enough drugs and the trees will talk back

I don’t know why I have to drink beer when I brown beef but I just do. Maybe so I’m doing something other than drinking. I went back to my notes from Friday morning on Cougar Mountain with the dog, debated breaking my blogging habit, but came back to carry over my notes, cracked the window to let the smell out: the ant guy had been back Friday and we told him about the mouse, but I found it after he left in the bottom of the garbage can staring at me, and Dawn took it to the field across the road and tossed it there. 726 more words


My Story by Elizabeth Smart

When Elizabeth Smart was 14, she was stolen from the bedroom she shared with her little sister. For the next nine months, she was held captive, repeatedly raped, and abused. 66 more words

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FASD Friendships

Understanding FASD friendships!

Many individuals with FASD find friendships complicated, perhaps more so than initially forming the friendship. Social protocol often stands between the individual and his/her friend, forming a barrier between the two. 292 more words


A writing exercise for insight into your memoir's main characters, you


“The stranger at the heart of my journey is me—transformed.” — Joseph Dispenza in his book, The Way of the Traveler…

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Week Three--Digging In

It was a meeting-rich week at the day job, and the sort of meetings that leave one absent a brain at the end of the day. 565 more words