How The American Dream Nearly Destroyed Me

Reflections On A Wasted Life, And Why I Don’t Regret It. They really should have seen it coming, my parents. After 4 years of college, my mother graduated with the ability to speak, read, and write French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Latin. Imagine the opportunities available to a woman with those skills! Unfortunately, this was … Read more

Some Shockin’ Good!

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland The Internet is a Strange and Wondrous Thing Especially for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, like me. I woke up this morning wanting to text my daughter, to share a memory. Some background is in order: My family’s ancestral home is in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. … Read more

Instead of suicide, I’m throwing myself a Pity Party

My baby girl is getting married today. For her and her beau, it’s a day of joy and celebration. It would be for me, too, except for the fact that I have been told I would not be welcome there. My future son-in-law’s parents are conservative and Christian. Rather than offend their sensibilities, since I … Read more

I’m Still Processing Bad News

I got a phone call from my daughter in Seattle this morning. This never fails to cheer me up, but today was different. Her sister—my other daughter—is getting married in April…and I am specifically uninvited. She and I have not had the best of relationships since her mother and I divorced when she was 16, … Read more