Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 1989 was our first without our mother. The tree was up. The presents were wrapped. But there was a deep sense of melancholy in the house. Nothing felt the same. I was 17, and I didn’t expect things … Continue reading

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Letting Things Go

Christmas time is here. It’s been a stressful December for me. The combination of a late Thanksgiving, a heavy dose of denial and a freak snowstorm that kept me housebound for seven days has left me with too much to … Continue reading

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It’s Only My Life-Long Goal

My sister and I wrote a memoir about our family’s struggle with mental illness. I’ve been trying to compose this post in my head for months now. Nothing sounds right. Nothing captures what I’m really trying to say. I want … Continue reading

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