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Chapter 4, Continued.

The Vocabulary Lesson “Hey, Dana, are you a virgin?” blurts Jesse from across the lunchroom table. I look up from my mashed potato’s and gravy. She’s grinning. So are all the other fourth graders sitting around her. I have no … Continue reading

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Tail Gunner’s Daughter Chapter 4

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett Ping-pong balls sprayed the room like bullets as Mr. Wilson, a young, exuberant math enthusiast … Continue reading

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Tail Gunner’s Daughter: Chapter 3, Part 1

“Anything that hurts that much can’t possibly be fun.”  Ursula Dewey on snow skiing. When I was eight Dad decided we should all learn to snow ski. He enrolled us in ski classes at Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade mountain … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter – ch 2-continued

Embed from Getty Images   The needle pointed to 100 as Dad sped along the German autobahn. (This photo of the autobahn was not taken in 1967, but I wanted to add a picture, and because Dad had flown over … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: A Memoir

Part One: Privilege Chapter One A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is the Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature – Henry David Thoreau  I was drowning, and I … Continue reading

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Parent-Able: Seven Strategies for Raising a Physically Disabled Child Without Going Insane

Origin Story The Corpsman tried to stick monitor leads on my swollen abdomen as I crawled on all fours on the table alleviating the agony of childbirth. “Ma’am,” he said in a southern drawl, “You have to lie on your … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 4

I’m watching Dad’s energy and physique fade. He’s a man of the greatest generation. With the movie “Unbroken” coming out based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s no wonder this generation of men are rightly cherished. And they are … Continue reading

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