Category Archives: Lesson 3

The Hands Of God

I had done rather well in my junior secondary exams and had won admission into a prestigious Catholic school – arguably the most prestigious school in this small country. My older brother had already been there and spoke of it … Continue reading

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#3 Maple Syrup and Spring Time

Like clockwork, every spring the icicles on the shed roof started dripping, the snow started crystallizing, the ice on the creek would begin to thaw and the days got warmer and we knew spring was on the way. Nights were … Continue reading

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Goddess Camp

It was 1995 and although the death of my father had occurred two years before, the end of my mourning seemed nowhere in sight and I found myself in real danger of being permanently stuck with the grief and anger … Continue reading

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M is for the million things she gave me

Focus, focus, focus How can I count the value of all that Mother gave me? She gave Security in the midst of chaotic moves from place to place, from country to country, away from war zones.  Trust in the loving … Continue reading

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Focus, Focus, Focus

“Yes dear, may I help you?” said the woman with the pin-curled bluish hair sitting behind the library desk. “I’m looking for a memory to write about for a class I’m taking,” I answered. “Have you looked in the card … Continue reading

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Wasting Away

I’ve combined all the exercises of Lesson 3 into a vision map. Wasting Away – A desperately ill twelve-year old’s reflections of sounds and smells from the confines of his bedroom.

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Lesson 3 – I Can Be Your Hero Baby

  I Can Be Your Hero Baby As a child I ‘d always wanted an older brother, one who would protect me, fight my battles for me, have fun, play hide and go seek and most importantly be my hero. … Continue reading

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10 minute family photo exercise

This photo was taken in Princeton on the beach I grew up next to. At the time, my mom Laura (shown right) was my only close biological family. Miranda, the little girl in the photo (with her back to the … Continue reading

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“Just like Daddy” picture memory

Despite the inches of snow I did not feel cold. Daddy never wore a coat so I thought, “I’ll be like Daddy.” I refused to wear my coat even out in the snow. My older sister bundled up in her … Continue reading

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Photo Story

I was four years old and everyone around me was so happy that my older sister was getting married. I was really excited, my big sisters were all going to wear beautiful gowns, and my older brother a tiny tux … Continue reading

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