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I received an email yesterday stating that the house that my parents built in Winchester, Massachusetts in 1950 is under contract to a builder who will doze the site and build a McMansion.  Zip codes matter 01890; the structure is not worth the selling price.  Louise and Ed raised six children in the 60s in that house, meaning they had six teenagers in the 70s.  One should forgive all mistakes and hurts based on that alone! Imagine that, damn.

My mother, sister and sometimes the older brother have occupied the house, as it and they declined with age.  One to dementia and one to stroke, one to the disease of co-dependency.  It has been a tragic process to witness.  Meanwhile, a younger sibling has metal illness that led to homelessness and loss of all that a once beautiful middle class, educated American girl could lose.  I want to write that she loved…

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News Flash

I received an email yesterday stating that the house that my parents built in Winchester, Massachusetts in 1950 is under contract to a builder who will doze the site and build a McMansion.  Zip codes matter 01890; the structure is not worth the selling price.  Louise and Ed raised six children in the 60s in that … Continue reading News Flash

Child as Teacher; Parent as Mentor

I have had the un-extraordinary experience of becoming a single parent of a teen who is now on the cusp of his 21st birthday.  So much has been felt and lived with this spirit who become a male child that I birthed.  My sister who told me to, "push like you're going to pass a dinosaur … Continue reading Child as Teacher; Parent as Mentor

Sunset is my favorite colour

As the middle child and middle girl in a middle class working family of six children, living in a modest home with the middle bed in the corner bedroom overlooking the street, one of my favorite things to do was watch long summer days fade into sunset and twilight glow over the tree tops.  As the … Continue reading Sunset is my favorite colour