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On Forgiveness: A Daughter Finally Sees Her Father

Maybe it was the workshop that set things in motion. Last weekend, I facilitated a workshop that examined the relationship between daughters and their fathers.  During a break, one of the participants asked if I would share my story.  For … Continue reading

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A Northern Girl’s Ode to Her Southern Grandma: On Unconditional Love

“Lucille?” I asked.  “Your name is Lucille?” Grandma’s cheekbones swallowed her cringe, “I hate that name!” “Isn’t your name Virginia?” “My middle name,” Grandma smiled.  “But, I’ve always been a Virginia.” Quite an interesting thing: to be in my thirties … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Christmas: On Loss, Acceptance and Grace

The tree was smaller than the year before.  Usually much larger, past Christmas trees strained and puffed themselves to fill the sunken family room parenthesized by an entire wall of brick at one end and a long bar at the other.  … Continue reading

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