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May 1, 2019

We’re all familiar with the story of Oedipus Rex, the king who loved his mother a bit more than most. Or the classic Jerry Springer story where, Yes, Steve, it is your kid, and your wife really is your long lost sister. Then there’s the song, I Am My Own Grandpa, which...

May 1, 2019

“209 top, you have a visit!”

My cellie and I look at each other in surprise for a moment until the cell door rolling open prods me to spring into action. I jump off my bunk and scoop up my boots. As I squeeze out, the cell door clangs shut. They don’t leave the door ope...

Multigenerational Families

There is nothing more rewarding or frustrating than multigenerational families living together.  For me, the responsibilities are huge and endless. For mom, moving from the life she once lived, to a life someone else lives is a lot like “losin...

May 1, 2019

As she drew her last breath, I knew none of our lives would ever be the same, especially mine….

Sometimes in your life when you get big news, you remember everything about that moment. The day, the time, the weather, exactly what you are doing. Other times, like when I...

Miscarriage as defined by Wikipedia: Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently. Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation, after which fetal death is know...

Have you ever wondered why you get anxious when thinking about family gatherings? You’re not alone! Dr. Murray Bowen was the founder of Family Systems Theory and posits that “ ... individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of t...

Sharing points about vaccinations

Vaccinations has become a hot topic, especially with the new outbreak of measles throughout our country. The idea of allowing a virus to be injected into your body to allow the body to learn how to protect itself works. The previous era...

May 1, 2019

Only viewed in darkness Only seen as one thing

A negative They see her alone

Slut! Disgusting! Stupid! Shot like bullets their word squeez Salty tears out of her eyes

She goes home to a house of anger and disappointment

She shut the door whose now her only friend Isolates...

May 1, 2019

The American dream. For some it is to be successful, to have a family, and to help others. The patriarchs of Galveston’s leading families — the Kempners, Moodys and Sealys — all had precarious starts in life but were able to rely on their natural abilities and recognit...

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