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9/11…The Five Stages of Grief

September 11, 2001 September 11th 9/11 Synonymous with grief, pain the end of an age of innocence invincibility invulnerability. Terrorism evoking terror as it was intended to do. Ten years later, we still grieve. Still, we grieve. Thus it was … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Birthdays Past

My mother just had a birthday. 87. She turned 87. I am grateful; I am thrilled to be celebrating dancing singing rejoicing with her. My family descended, en masse. Hovering, wondering: How much longer? Will this be the last one? … Continue reading

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I Have a Voice

Just like King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” I have a voice. And like George VI, it took me many years, and many false starts, to find it. Finding one’s voice, in the face of almost insurmountable odds, is … Continue reading

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RAGE RAGE RAGE: I hate abusers

I am in a towering rage today. I have been since last Thursday morning. A dear friend of mine called and told me that his daughter had been molested by her stepfather.  I know this child.  I love this child.  … Continue reading

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