Category Archives: Stories from My Life

10 year old me in Poland, summer of 1980

I’m writing this post as I was inspired by Symbol Reader’s post The Gift of Otherness.  She had remarked, “I have been thinking a lot recently what being Polish means” to her.  Reading her post made me wax nostalgic for … Continue reading

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Dream sequence – part I: recurring childhood nightmares

My husband and I watched Beyond the Sea – the biographical film from Kevin Spacey based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin.  And it was a really great movie/musical. According to wikipedia, “rather than providing a straightforward biography, the … Continue reading

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The Great Mrs. Parker

I write about death and dying a lot on my blog.  Like Mark Twain, writing helps me process life’s events and death is the one that I really take a long time to process.  Reading Julien’s blog post Are we … Continue reading

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Choose your illusion

[                      [photo credit: TBS] I’m pretty sure I’m going through a period of disintegration. Again. I can be fine for a while, then slip and get stuck in weird corners of my psyche. A few weeks ago my friend … Continue reading

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The extraordinary in the ordinary

Reprint from June 17, 2009 In the early days of my mothering career, I wrote a story about repairman that came to look at my air conditioner.  At the time I was a stay at home mother, and had been … Continue reading

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