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A Family Tradition

blog A family tradition imageI am going to be a grandma. Today. That is if the pains cinching my daughter’s womb are the real thing and not just a teaser, a sneak preview of what lay ahead.

Two thousand miles away another family member is lying in a hospital bed and will soon be shuttled to a hospice bed. One life holds hope and promise, the other shame and regret. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Price of Pretending

By Leah Nawrocki

I firmly believe that acting is a skill that is learned. A skill that develops as we continue to ignore the raw reality and stuff the pain that life dishes out.

I remember my first real acting job came between the ages of two and six years old when I experienced inappropriate sexual encounters through various neighbors and at least three family members, including my uncle.

Stage one of pretending: Don’t make a big deal out of something that happened so long ago. He probably doesn’t even remember what he did to me. I must be imagining the offense even though I can remember specific times and places.  Read the rest of this entry »

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