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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…




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

Janice Macdonald

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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