I grew up in Malaysia and spoke Malay, an island language related to Hawaiian. Malaysia was a British colony and became independent in 1957. Everyone born before 1957, I was born in 56,’ went to British
My Dad was an unsolvable mystery to me. He married my mother when she was seventeen and they had me when she was nearly nineteen.
Why is a stranger on Theresa’s front porch with his pants down, showing her his tush? And is that Bill, her husband , coming up the driveway?
Her mother said she was crazy and a liar. Chris knew then, and now, she wasn’t.
The boyfriend Grandma arranged in Portugal the summer Carol visited.
Beth was on a date with two guys, simultaneously! Did she find love? Romance? Friendship? With whom?
To her mother, Little Frankie, Brenda’s baby sister who passed away when she was a baby, was perfect. ..
Heard of the tiny house phenomena? Paige lives in one in her daughter’s backyard. Hear her wax poetic about it.
My husband and I got into an argument while driving on Interstate 8 from San Diego to our old house in Tucson. Funny that we’d been living in San Diego for three months and on that day of all days, we were driving to Tucson on the anniversary of his late wife’s death.
about the day Marcia landed in England and wrestled jetlag
what makes you happy? when does it happen? how ?
on Winnie and Turbo, puppies extraordinaire
Theresa's next pup has a hard act to follow after Trevor
When a hippie chick from upstate New York landed in Planet Plano Texas…
The day Casper Christopher Gender made his presence felt, again, Marcia had a plan…
It was the fifth of October 1946. I was standing on the platform at Donnybrook, clutching the precious gift in my hands. I was nine years old and wearing my new frock made of white mosquito netting.
“We never really knew her,” my cousin said as she stood next to me at the graveside. I remember thinking, “No you didn’t. None of you did. But I knew her. I KNEW HER. And I was not ready for her to go. I had all these plans, all these things I wanted to do with my...
“No! No! No!” everything inside of me screamed. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be at anymore meetings or corporate lunches. I didn’t want to dress right, carry a calendar the size of a phone book, answer 100 emails and voicemails a day, develop anymore...
What is best for my child? A mother asks, and accepts the answer with deepest love.
A delightful three minute story of how Susan stripped buck naked without using her hands and was discovered…
The indomitable, the wonderous Cat Woman, and the origin story! How a broken leg in elementary school changed Meg’s life and how blue eye shadow did or did not play a role.
What Bina learned at boot camp whose director was the angel that raised her. She’s paying it forward with this story.
An English woman comes to terms with the way Christmas is celebrated in Libya and Dubai, and in Austin, Texas
Once upon a Christmas it was cold and dark and mean and totally unfair. Then a little girl came and changed a little part of it which made it better ever after.
As a doula, Charlotte cares for mothers professionally . She shares and reminds us that all mothers, including ourselves, and our own mothers, need mothering.
Normal? Its all relative. And subjective. And bottom line, does “normal” matter? Or does love and laughter?
When life gives her lemons, Theresa laughs; the lemonade is all the more sweet. ( with apologies for the quality of this video)
After spending the first 40 years of her life doing the “typical things:” falling in love, attending college, getting married, getting divorced… 13 years later, with menopause, and a nervous “break-through,” she went in search of herself.
What the bear who came to visit and ate her Mexican leftovers taught Marianne
Beth’s Story: Swipe Right, Swipe Left, I’m A Kid In A Candy Store
How Susan was unable to move and was in dire need to reach the river and why…
In early 1996, my daughter Dana had a sleepover at her friend Reba Fiori’s house. When I picked them up, she started saying that Reba’s house was haunted, and Reba casually agreed. “It’s true,” she said. Dana heard footsteps all night, up and down the stairs and...
My first real job was props and casting with an advertising agency called O&M. It was 1973 in Malaysia and there were no talent scouts or casting agents. When the company needed actors for their TV commercials, I would go out and find them, in the streets if I had...
Once there was a huge rock by the side of a mountain, in the middle of a rain forest….
A maiden, a mother , a matriarch
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