Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weaving the Story of Your Life

February 17, 2011 The act of putting paper, pen and the past together opens a melodic doorway to the soul from which tumbles all the disparate pieces of a person’s life. The puzzle of writing a memoir is to slowly … Continue reading

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The Long Gestation of Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives

February 14, 2011 So, after I finalized my participant roster, talked with each woman, and set up some processes for the project, I began the meticulous work of collecting, organizing and editing the narratives. The skills I had honed in … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs a Literary Midwife

February 10, 2011 MIDWIVES are notorious do-it-yourselfers. The midwives in this book emerged from the cultural revolution of the Sixties and Seventies, the Civil Rights Movement, the back to the land impetus, and a variety of other intersecting movements of … Continue reading

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From the Bliss of Conception to the Panic of Reality

February 7, 2011 So once the brilliant, urging, insistent spark of an idea was kindled, I scrambled to figure out how to begin this big project of creating a comprehensive anthology of midwife memoirs. It is lucky that I was … Continue reading

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The Conception of Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives

February 2, 2011 On New Year’s Day of 2007 I woke up from the dream world and asked myself the same question I ask at each New Year: What is it that I am to do with my life this … Continue reading

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