Category Archives: Memoir

  1. Northwest from my Chair: On Mindfulness and Place

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    June 14, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Yes, people, I’ve enrolled in another online writing workshop. This time it is not a Loft course, but an offering …
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  2. The Cards We’re Dealt

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    June 8, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. – Randy Pausch A funny thing …
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  3. The Keeper of Birthdays

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    June 1, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Last week I had a blessedly low-key birthday. The blessing is because it is the year-before-a-milestone birthday. A milestone, a …
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  4. Performance Anxiety

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    May 25, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    When I was a child I used to call them nightmares. I had one last week. It ended up in …
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  5. Going Home

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    May 17, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The evening flight was a mistake. I was grateful to my brother-in-law for donating the frequent flyer miles and arranging …
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  6. One Surprising Benefit to Being Freshly Pressed That Bloggers Can Miss

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    April 26, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    When I write something good and powerful and true that touches people, and they tell me so, it is a …
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  7. Forgotten is Forgiven: An Alzheimer’s Story

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    April 12, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As some readers will know, I was on blogcation last week, visiting my parents. There was much to be thankful …
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  8. My Precocious Cross

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    February 8, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I have an early memory as a child of the priest coming to visit our house. A young, handsome priest …
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  9. C’est le Premier Pas Qui Coûte: Mary McCarthy and Me

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    February 2, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I was looking for a small ugly box of a house. But of course it wasn’t there. If you go …
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  10. Zen and the Art of Stealing a Crèche

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    December 21, 2014 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    In the divorce, my husband got the crèche. It made sense. He was the Christian – a clergyman, which is …
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