Tags archives: life

  • I lived in one house for 21 years until I got pregnant with my oldest daughter Jennie and then I moved to live in a different town; I would have stayed at home indefinitely, but my parents could not handle the shame and gossip about my pregnancy and being unmarried, so we moved, and once we moved it... [read more]
  • This week as I write this newsletter, I lost a graduate student of mine who was also a dear friend. All of my students become my friends, unless of course they choose not to be, and for me having them as friends is just the way I am. Losing my friend brought up many thoughts about life and life’s jo... [read more]
  • I used to be very serious. I lived my life for survival as I felt life was too hard to live and everything I desired I had to make double the effort to achieve it. I had to try everything at least twice to be successful. I did not know why I was so unfortunate and why I had to endure struggles and f... [read more]
  • Years ago, I was a housewife in an unhappy marriage with an alcoholic husband. All through my life, if there is anything I really need to know, I see a picture of whatever it is inside my closed eyes when I wake up in the morning. One morning, after a day when I had been feeling particularly bad, I ... [read more]