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In Loving Memory

Four years ago today, my sister, Diana, died. Since then I wrote a collection of essays on mourning in great part to deal with my grief. Yet, here I am still feeling the grief. It is not that I want … Continue reading

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Mourning Has Broken

Wow. It’s been such  a long time since I’ve been on my blog. I’m happy to say that my book Mourning Has Broken is available on Amazon and Kindle   http://www.amazon.com/Mourning-Has-Broken-C-Balawyder/dp/1461029279/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320843244&sr=1-1-catcorr For all who are interested I hope that you … Continue reading

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The Guest

A few posts ago I wrote an excerpt titled Hello, Cowgirl in The Sand. You can read the essay in Mindful.org, a sister publication of Shambhala Sun. View the article here.

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Excerpt From Havana Blues

I hated Havana. I hated the heavy gasoline fumes and the hot July heat that would slap me in the face like a jealous lover.  I hated the stench of garbage that leaked through my skin and settled in my … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Selecting Clothing

I go to the armoire first. It is a large pine one. There are three shelves inside, and each is filled with stacks of t-shirts, undergarments, scarves, sweaters. Mostly white. My sister was a woman who often wore white. I … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Don’t Bring Me Flowers

I am currently writing a collection of essays on mourning. This is an excerpt from one in honor of my mother who died December 26, 2008. I want to know what my mother feels. Feelings are the way I connect best; … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Stained Glass Window

  For awhile, I am intrigued with the teachings of Raja Yoga. “The main object of this form of yoga is to balance the energy throughout the brain and body so that the mind becomes very calm,” the very sexy and … Continue reading

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