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The day after my mother's funeral Daddy quietly moved himself out of the Master bedroom and into the guestroom. He never slept in that Master…

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I’ll just go ahead and admit that this prompt response is indeed a response -a rant, if you will- to my fear that I may…

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“You know what I told him, Jackie?” My mother was an unimaginative woman. She also was tentative, even frightened, I think, most of her life.…

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I will go to my grave not understanding many more things than I understand….i will never understand enough to satisfy my boundless curiosity....oh so many…

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Dodger Point is a place in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. When I first was in Washington/ 1975, I said I wanted to go…

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When I was young and started working I had no idea how to behave at work. My rhythm was off, I was either a forced…

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There is nothing else for an actor - a professional, and I daresay an amateur one as well - nothing else but the Work.... My…

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I regained "consciousness" sitting on the lawn in front of a house on the south side of Rugby Road. The house was next to Uncle…

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As the solstice sun began to set, we all rode to Kelseyville for pizza and live music on the street. A zydeco band played and…

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My front doorbell rings while I am shaving on Wednesday morning. I rinse the shaving cream off, grab a hand towel and wipe my face…

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When I finished my first dramatic feature film, Thousand Pieces of Gold, I was certain that fiction, rather than nonfiction, was what I was put…

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I’ve never understood bagpipes. Until I saw today’s suggested prompt. And until, for some odd reason , the subject of bagpipes came up in lunchtime…

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After spending three years filming a documentary about cattle ranchers in the high cold sagebrush desert, I moved with my filmmaking partner and best friend,…

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When I was a little girl my mom would sit on the side of my bed when I was sick and place her cool hand…

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“That’s what I am gonna do, tell the world that you are a no good-for-nothing father, husband, and friend.” My ex’s words echoed off the…

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