Category Archives: Why we write

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?

The TV program “To Tell the Truth” originally ran from 1956 to 1968. A four-person panel of celebrities tried to determine, by a series of questions, which of three guests (two were impostors) was the true person. At the end … Continue reading

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Ego and the Power of Choice

In this post, I had intended simply to relate a significant high school incident that served to give me an understanding of my real power as an individual, that being the power of choice. Now, I don’t want to embark … Continue reading

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Happy Times vs. The Power of Shame, Part Two

I walked home in the middle of the night, through a “less than desirable neighborhood” before arriving home. I knocked and banged on the front door window, yelling to get in, but Dad would not stir from where he must … Continue reading

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Happy Times vs. The Power of Shame, Part One

Two of the central themes of my personal story are abandonment and abuse, where a sense of shame arose from situations or conditions particularly caused by my dad’s inadequacy to provide a wholesome and affirming family structure. Vast lapses of … Continue reading

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Satisfaction

So, I was sitting at my desk, working on my memoir, getting my words in for the day, when I stopped to consider something. The memoir is a recorded collection of events that reflect my journey in life from point … Continue reading

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