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The Memoirist

How a Thoughtless, Long Ago Comment Can Change Your Life Forever

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I was reading Julia E Hubbel’s excellent article about the impact someone else's remarks — often careless or cruel — can have on our lives and, as we do . . . or I do anyway . . . related it to an experience in my own life.

In my early twenties, I was married to a Marine Corps lance corporal stationed in San Diego, California and the mother of two young…

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We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Janice Macdonald

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At 68, I started a new chapter in my life: I moved to France. Alone. It turned out to be quite the page-turner. Still is — even when age insists on a part.

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