Even now, over 20 years later, it is hard to tell the story of how my sister Nana and I became estranged. It all began one Christmas when I realized that Nana had been sending Christmas gifts to my sister... [more]
Our Collective Journal
Dec. 2014/ Feb. 2015
"I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God."
When has the Light come to
you in a time of darkness?
First Sunrise of 2015, Portland. Makoto Furuya.
Despite many positive elements, my family of origin also included elements I later understood to be traumatic, including alcoholism, violence, drugs, incarceration, institutionalization, and, for me personally, shame, neglect, and drugs. In choosing a college 2000 miles from home, I... [more]
Photo by Sarah Blanchard taken in Pinedale, Wyoming, 2015.
Photo credit: Sarah Blanchard, taken in Pinedale WY.
Chapter 21 Stories
In addition to the original stories listed, we've also collected a few classic quotations on the theme of this Chapter. To read these quotes,
please click on the link below.