Books and Memories

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Books and memories…for me they go together in a way that elicits feelings of love. When I look back as far as my minds eye will take me, I can’t see a period of time that didn’t include books. According to my mother my first favorite was Pat the Bunny. Mom had a story, which by all appearances was […]

The Crashed Computer, an unexpected reminder

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By and large we are not technically savvy people, so I was skeptical when Jimmy announced we were going to retrieve lost information from off of the hard drives of our old computers. Towers, monitors, keyboards and wires all previously utilized had been unceremoniously shoved to the garage. Among them was an old Dell that […]

Talking About Teen Dating Violence

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*Note: This interview was originally published on Midlife at the Oasis. Not all kisses are loving, as Elin Stebbins Waldal reveals so bravely and intimately in Tornado Warning: A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman’s Life. As you know, Amy, Susan and I all have teenage daughters so we were immediately […]

Mothers and Daughters

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It is not unusual for my daughter and me to create time together. I absolutely love that weeks before her 13TH birthday she still says these words — “I can’t wait to spend the afternoon with just you mom!” As it happened this past weekend we planned to spend Sunday afternoon together, a day that also coincided with the […]