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Lesson 2 3 related topics for memior

CWN   LESSON 2 EXEC 1   3 RELATED TOPICS TO THE 3 WRITEN FOR MEMIOR IDEAS:   1 # 3 Since my strokes life since my strokes   Understanding my new life style ( which was not easy) living … Continue reading

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Lesson 2 – Subtopics for Memoir

  EXERCISE 2: Under each topic, write at least three subtopics.   1)         Ella, my father’s mother (hardships, life in Milledgeville State              Hospital, children’s struggle without her.) Loss of husband, livelihood Surviving Great Depression Breakdown/commitment at state mental hospital   2)         … Continue reading

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A Six-Thousand Mile Phone Call

‘Now, I don’t want you to worry, alright? Everything is OK. He’s going to be OK.’ The telephone signal, which had been playing up ever since we arrived at the hotel, demoted Jessy’s ordinarily composed tone, to a succession of … Continue reading

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Creative Writing. Lesson 2.

  Exercise 1: 10 Memoir Topics plus related aspects: 1. Adolescence/childhood Gladioli and street playground Success as a scholar Trying to understand adults esp Parents and older siblings 2.Reaching adulthood / a dangerous situation I survived. Tertiary education  including Candidate … Continue reading

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INDAN STANDARD TIMING

India can be exasperating but it is never boring. It rarely fails to challenge one’s preconceptions . The monsoons are not the most comfortable time to travel there. Delhi in August can be stiflingly hot and humid. A sucker for … Continue reading

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Conversations before the final posting

Conversations before the final posting Jan 2007 The butterflies had started; you know that kind of niggly feeling (my cousin’s expression) in your stomach when you are uncertain what will happen next. “It is that time of year again,” he … Continue reading

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The Meeting by the Road

I’m looking for the road where I was to meet someone I knew long ago. I’m not sure who it is and exactly where I’m supposed to go. The guide said I will recognize the place and the person when … Continue reading

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DEAR FRONT PORCH

You might not remember me, but I remember you.You were always patiently waiting with a cold seat of cement and a step for my feet. I didn’t use you to go in and out, the family used the side door, … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected.

Expect the Unexpected             Dialogue.                                     The year 2013 was an exciting one for us. Early in the year, Steve, our now son-in-law, had found a romantic setting in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and asked Naomi to be his wife. Everyone … Continue reading

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A Conversation With A Priest

“Well, I just don’t think I can lie to a priest,” I said again in the car on the way to the rectory. “Oh no, no of course not.”  He was thoughtful. After further contemplation and with appreciation of how … Continue reading

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