Monthly Archives: July 2019

A COMEDIAN’S VIEW OF MEMOIR

The Alan Zweibel Writing Exercise Put the ‘me’ in memoir  It seems like right now almost everybody has a story to tell. This is like the Age of Memoirs. My theory is that post-Watergate we realized we can’t trust the government. Post-911 we feel like we can’t really trust the media to know (or tell […]

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Were you neglected or emotionally abused and don’t know it?

You’re probably pretty confident that you’d be able to recognize whether you or your child was being physically abused, but what about emotional abuse? Abuse is abuse no matter which form it takes. And according to experts, emotional abuse in the form of childhood emotional neglect can actually be one of the most harmful. “Neglect […]

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POEMS THAT MAKE YOU THINK

EAST COKER  By T.S. Eliot: I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. […]

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WHO THE HELL AM I AND WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY LIFE?

I’m pacing. I’m jumpy, unable to settle down. I want to do something and don’t know what. I would like to write but my head is empty. The guy is coming to fix my bathroom but that is not for another 45 minutes. What do I do in the meantime? This is how my days […]

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HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET?

My dog, Star, was introduced to you, but I didn’t tell you how she came to live with me. The beginning really started with another dog named Teddy – which happens to be my eldest son’s name. Although the owner told me about Teddy’s aggressiveness I chose to not hear her. One look and I […]

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