Mothers & Mental Illness

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My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [Read More...]

Zippity Do Da Day

It’s a Zippity Do Da day around here. Usually I’m not a gambling woman but I have a $25 Starbucks bet riding on the outcome of this day. You all know how much I like my Starbucks. This bet is all about chromosomes. And their placement in the alphabet. I’m betting on pig-tails and pink. [Read More...]

Shrews for Jesus

ATHARINE, the Shrew, was the eldest daughter of Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua. She was a lady of such an ungovernable spirit and fiery temper, such a loud-tongued scold, that she was known in Padua by no other name than Katharine the Shrew. Forget about her. Meet me,  Karen. A lady of such an [Read More...]


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