Category Archives: Family

Cocoons and Comfort Zones

    I think the issue with the “authentic self” and finding it is that life teaches us how to lose it at a very young age, to shy away from ourselves and run toward standards and expectations.  __Farah Lawal … Continue reading

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Butterfly Day

I have found a new form of therapy. Coloring. I love it. The logic part of the brain is occupied with keeping the color between the lines. But the rest of the mind is free to roam and make connections, … Continue reading

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Personal Take Cont. (WT, as well)

  I came home from the hospital to a totally different environment than the one I had left beneath the rear wheel of my father’s big black Pontiac. My world had been altered and, when I looked in the mirror, … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Take

  At age four, I went through possibly the most traumatic experience of my life. I was playing outside with my younger sister. It was winter and we’d just had another snowfall in a snow filled Wisconsin season. Sidewalks were … Continue reading

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Making Little Bird Memories

This Little Bird By John D Loudermilk There’s a little bird that somebody sends Down to the earth to live on the wind Born on the wind and she sleeps on the wind This little bird that somebody sends She’s … Continue reading

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Wild Thing III

  A Definition and an Example: First things first. What exactly do I mean by the term Wild Thing?  I do not mean some sort of slavering monster bent on total annihilation of you, me, or anyone else. I am … Continue reading

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Wild Thing II

  The Socialization Process Blanket. The day before yesterday, as I was finishing my blog, I realized that I would have to come back and add more in the way of explanation. Thus the title and subtitle of this present … Continue reading

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Resistance

Yes, I know. I’m late. Came here this morning, sat down to write, and suddenly didn’t want to do that. It wasn’t because I didn’t have ideas about what to write. As a matter of fact, I had way too … Continue reading

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Distillation

The day before yesterday, my siblings and I hosted a party to celebrate my Mother’s ninetieth birthday. We rented the back room of a local restaurant and invited some family and friends. About 60 people showed up to share in … Continue reading

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