#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

My father, my sweet Daddy, has been gone one year now today. I’m still picking up pieces of my heart, but I do have so much to be thankful for: my healthy, growing girls; the loving relationship I have with my step mom who is still across the driveway and doing well; and my husband, […]

#89: On Grief

#89: On Grief

Twenty years ago this week, a cardio-pulmonary embolism abruptly shoved me out of the last fog of my naive and mostly innocent early years. I, along with my three brothers, had to chart a new course without our mother. “With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable disappeared from my […]

Pamphleteer News 6.14.13

Pamphleteer News 6.14.13

It’s been a slow news month in Pamphleteer World. I (Melissa) have been transitioning into summer mode with my oldest out of school now. More play dates, a few more activities – nothing too serious. And this is the time of year in which I actively do battle with the forces of nature that seem […]

#51: A New Story

#51: A New Story

Sometimes, things take a turn and life doesn’t so much feel like the story you thought was being written. Instead, something scary and surreal happens that makes you feel like you’ve jarringly been transported from a sweet little house on the prairie to a dark and weird Yoknapatawpha County. A year ago – and I […]

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