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Monthly Archives: January 2016

When “How are You?” “FINE.” Hit Home Hard

A story’s been sitting in my heart. Deep. Within. Crying to be let out for nearly two months now. A story of FINE. “How are you?” “FINE.” “How are you?” “FINE.” This story of FINE. It’s so old. I’m so over it. So done with the mask of FINE. FINE. FINE. Let me tell you the…

The Best Compliment I Ever Received

Mama had significant concerns. Her daughter was barely speaking when we first met. We worked together for a year and a half. Two times a week, we sat on the living room floor, then at the dining room table, for intense speech-language therapy. A year and a half later, after all that therapy, after all that…

Wrestling with Life, Good and Bad?

This is a guest post written by my younger sister, Tiffany, who has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. Once a month, Tiffany documents a single day in her life. The purpose of these posts is to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with mental illness. I’m also hoping the posts will help readers recognize that…

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  • Jody SparkmanFebruary 2, 2016 - 6:02 pm

    Great writing Tiffany!ReplyCancel

  • Paula MJanuary 23, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    I always enjoy your posts, Tiffany. Beautiful writingReplyCancel

My 40th Birthday Gift to Myself…Six Months Early

Six months from now, I’ll be 40. Finally…the decade I’ve been waiting for. I know. Crazy, right? Who WANTS to turn 40? Me. I do, please. My 20s? They were good. Finished college. Got married. Went to graduate school. Moved a handful of times. Bought our first house. Bought a lot of stuff for the house….

All the Words We Shared and Never Shared on Facebook

Photo credit Kristina Alexanderson via Flickr Creative Commons I love Facebook. And I hate it. Most of my family and friends, acquaintances, writing colleagues and former colleagues are on Facebook. I’m pretty sure that’s true for you, too. With that in mind, it seems logical that Facebook should be the most welcoming social media of all. Everybody we know and…