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Notes on trying to be a confessional writer

April 27, 2012

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I have never counted myself among the cadre of brave or bold writers writers or singer-songwriters when it comes to personal revelation under my own name.

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How Do You Say Goodbye? Part 2

November 8, 2011


There’s nothing special about this tale of a parent with Alzheimer’s except that, being a writer, I have the chance to write about my mother dying. A thousand other families reading this are going through the same anguished motions.

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How Do You Say Goodbye? Part 1

November 7, 2011


So, if my mother had not died from Alzheimers, she’d have celebrated her 82nd birthday today. But she did die, in 2002, of this merciless affliction. Therein lies the explanation for this downloadable song.

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