Posts by nancyhusari

A Week With Lynda Barry

The creative juices are flowing after having spent a week in Lynda Barry’s Writing the Unthinkable class. Lynda took us through a series of tightly structured writing and drawing exercises. The one you see on this page is a double spread word and picture story that we did in 16 minutes. Shark Bite Victim was…

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Dreams of Mom and Me

July 3rd was the anniversary of the health crisis that marked the beginning of the end of my mother’s life. On the morning of July 3, 2018, I woke up from a long luxurious dream about Mom. I dreamt that I took her on a short hike so that she could enjoy nature, even with…

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How I Buried My Mother and Wounded My Knee

Last weekend, I was in Utah for my mother’s memorial service. Forty one of our relatives were there. There was a lot of talk about how hard it was for mom and her siblings after their mother died. My mother was eight at the time and suddenly had the responsibilities of “the woman of the…

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