Blog, Memories and Memoirs

Fathers

  At first I was not going to write about Father’s Day, feeling again that my story was just sad and depressing, and who wants to hear it. Sound familiar? This is what I hear from my students all the time, especially when they’re writing a story that just doesn’t get better. The truth of our dark stories remains the…

Continue Reading
Blog, Memories and Memoirs

The Open Window | Unexpected Forgiveness

 This week in honor of Mother’s Day, I’m writing about forgiveness as I have experienced it. I know that it’s a controversial subject for many, as evidenced in the recent comments on my Huffington Post blog article   Forgiveness–A Mother’s Day Gift. As memoirists, of course we have to take a chance and tell our truths, which means being brave about…

Continue Reading