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About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.

#blogElul 2017 – Day 18: Ask

Praying is asking humbly for help. Preface with please always follow with gratitude. Please God watch over my child. Please God help me breathe. Please God free me from rage. Please God lift hatred and fear. Please God let me … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 17: Awaken

Last night I was too tired to contemplate  consciousness no energy even for a short spate of curiosity a brief burst of energy required for cogitation though I have dreamt of waking with clarity able to articulate avenues of action … Continue reading

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Reblog of Visible Child post: On Parenting Without Dogma (Totally brilliant!!!)

…or the alternative name for this post, if you prefer: “Why I Suck At Marketing.” Let’s just get straight to the point. (Enjoy it, I don’t do that very often. I’m a wanderer, and proud of it.) I have a … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 16: Pray

                  I thank you, God, for all these things: For my baby; my brilliant, beautiful baby from whom Your light emanates. Thank you for Your gentle ruach that created her miraculous entry … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 15: Intend

                  I intended to write a contemplative piece tonight Instead I am spent – physically and emotionally After two days of a journey to visit my elders Three beloved women, all in … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 14: Learn

                    Learning is my passion As it was for my mother before me As it is for my daughter after me. Matters intellectual fascinate me Science, though unfathomable, sparks my brain … Continue reading

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Self-destruct (reblogging)

I was born into an era when fear and relief played equal roles in the minds of many. Fourteen years of wartime rationing had only ended a few years before and the memories of that bloody conflict were still fresh … Continue reading

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