Category Archives: Writing

1996: Voices from the Dead

From workshop with Deena Metzger at Rowe, February 1996 “When we think of the voices within us we must include the dead.” What dead are alive in you now? What are stories about your relationship with the dead?   … … Continue reading

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1996: Two Versions of Father’s Death

This is an exercise from the Workshop with Deena at Rowe in February 1996.  After identifying different selves Deena asks us to identify one story that two of your selves share:  I choose my father’s death, shared by the one … Continue reading

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1996: How Can I Express the Totality of What’s in Me?

This was written in a workshop with Deena Metzger in February 1996.  One of the exercises was to find the right form of the question “I am the woman who asks…”  Quite a bit of work to find the right … Continue reading

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Questions

This is a writing I did in a workshop with Deena Metzger, in February of 1996.  I love the assignment to “think of all the ways someone has tried to fix you, told you who you are or who you … Continue reading

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“Conclude I can’t do it”

From my journal for Friday, November 17 I’m feeling very empty — not in a good way — this is more lack of meaning and connection.  On my list for this week is get help for my cell phone from … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It wasn’t until December 8 that I checked Feedspot’s list of 80 best blogs on PTSD.  I was astounded to find that I was #15, and they said something wonderful about my blog. Jenny Deupree is a writer and artist … Continue reading

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Effort to Connect with Baby: Scribble Drawings

This was last edited on November 27. I didn’t post it because I got caught up in the work with scribble drawings. From my journal for Thursday, November 23 When I went out with Mocha it was still sunny, and … Continue reading

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“We Are One, We Are Home at Last”

it is the appointed date. we’ve been at Stonehenge all night and now the sky is growing pale. we stand in a circle inside the stones watching the horizon behind the heel stone. the stone is heavy on the bottom, … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Desolation

Written in writing group on Monday, November 20: Don’t know what to say. where to begin.  Standing at the door, looking out at the rain.  It’s been raining for days.  All the people are dead except me.  I don’t understand … Continue reading

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“to reteach a thing its loveliness…”

Written in writing group on Monday, October 17: Met Gwen & Sandra near the stairs — said I was having a hard time.  They both hugged me, asked if I felt loved.  I said yes. Won’t you look down upon … Continue reading

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