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MY FATHER – ON WRITING

Writing books is easy! By Georgia Lee, from the diary of Emmett Lee            When my father, Emmett Lloyd Lee, turned 80, I gave him a guided journal “A Father’s Legacy – Your Life’s Story in … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS – a mother speaks

I’m crying as I write this. This past Easter Sunday – visiting hours at Peachford Hospital. I am alone. My son, 26, unshaven, shaking, in flip-flops and torn clothes he slept in, sits alone at a table, peeling a tangerine. … Continue reading

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BRIEF CANDLES – AN HOUR ONSTAGE

At the end of life, the very old shrink into child-size imitations of the towering adults their children knew. Not my parents, I would have thought as a child, if I’d ever imagined such a thing. Not my parents. Those … Continue reading

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BEYOND VALENTINES, A MESSAGE OF UNIVERSAL LOVE

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, 13th century. Though its attribution is controversial, the meaning transcends all. This message of unconditional love – Regardless of religion, race, sex, status and all the other “labels,” imagine if each of us took … Continue reading

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CURTAIN CALL – THE NEW FOUNTAIN THEATER

The full moon pulls me outside and I rise or fall, like the obedient tide. Each full moon has a name, you know.  October is either Hunters or Harvest. I don’t feel like looking it up, but I’m going with … Continue reading

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BASEBALL ADDICTION – A FAMILY TRADITION

                                    ALL IN THE FAMILY         Before ESPN’s round-the-clock coverage of every sport from Extreme Ironing to Bunny Jumping, (both real, … Continue reading

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INVINCIBLE SUMMER

The Buddha, as young Prince Siddhartha, was a rich spoiled brat. His father, the king, groomed his future heir. Pampering and sheltering the prince,  he kept him within the kingdom’s gates, forbidding exposure to the imperfect world beyond. Yet, like … Continue reading

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SHOCKING SECRETS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

 QUOTH THE RAVEN: “NEVERMORE” Emergency Room: Inner Ring of Hell  HAUNTING DIARIES: A  CAUTIONARY TALE Part Two: My (late) Father: secret diary – on DEATH! **See previous post: ON SEX!** DIARY Question: Are you afraid of death? How would you want to … Continue reading

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