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Marian Beaman
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I have enjoyed books by both Natalie Goldberg and Julie Cameron, having read The Artist's Way so very long ago. How I yearn for the contentment of solitude. Family affairs in PA are consuming my life at the moment.

Also, I took a side road and read your earlier post "The Rules of Writing." So true.

Your relationship with your sons (and Lily!) is enviable. You are a blessed woman, Susan!

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I have read May Sarton and am left with impressions of her being alone but not lonely, of fresh flowers both inside and outside her house, of birds . . . of time to think. Ah, that most of all!

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When we cleared out our mother's home almost two years ago, my sister Jan found a sociology notebook containing her interview with our paternal grandmother discussing the behaviors of her children, my father and aunt. The Q & A shed a lot of light on my dad's relationship with me, something I've puzzled over most of my life. It won't change my history, but it will shed a slant of light.

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The public library is my place for books these days. It's free and their books won't sag on my book shelves. (I do make exceptions for memoirs like yours, Susan.)

I rarely go to the Jacksonville Public Library branch without seeing parents with children in tow, loaded with books. Rain or shine!

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My sister's sociology paper with an interview with my grandmother is helping to unlock some of the reasons for my father's behavior toward me, a puzzle I can only guess at.

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I am a writer who hopes one day to hear the well-deserved words bestowed upon you recently, "I loved your book." Brava!

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True story: When I saw the headline, my first thought was "Merril should lead this." And then I see that she really IS. Brava!

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I love the pensive look with your dog, a prophetic photo it would seem.

The memory of playing Bride with my sisters under the willow tree sparked a memoir scene for me. My childhood was not like Jeannette Walls' Glass Castle either. More like Eudora Welty's sheltered life.

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Today I felt "dragged down by the footnotes of life." Tomorrow I start again and ditch the footnotes, a great metaphor of the the inner critic and other numbing nuisance.

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Just seconds after I put a blog post about pets into the can so to speak, I click on yours. Talk about synchronicity! A family pet history of sorts, my piece also includes literary touches. I'll link yours to mine now.
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