Category Archives: Memoir Across the Pond Column

The Distance Between Us

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Twenty years ago this Friday, I went out for a meal to celebrate my birthday with my family. My eighteen year old had graduated from high school that spring and was looking forward…

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Shut Away Breaking Free

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
California is hot. Sun-blazing, earth-baking, dry-dusty hot. I came there from England and I didn’t know what hit me. I held my breath from May to November until the rains came. ? Except…

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The Words We Know

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
In recent discussion with my husband about decorating our kitchen, I asked if we had enough paint for the base boards. Base boards? For the life of me, I couldn’t think what we…

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