Author Archives: Marilyn

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.

Safe Harbors

SAFE HARBORS by Marilyn Yocum ONE came to visit, stayed for years, understood Mom more than Mom did. When storm flags flew, she shuffled to her room, waved us little girls in, blew smoke rings and spoke of vaudeville to … Continue reading

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One Thing I Would Have Changed

Dear Barb, Today in English class, I told the story about you having straight hair and me having curly and both of us wishing we had the other, and about the Saturday I gave you a perm and you put … Continue reading

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Guts to Do It

FORMER President George W. Bush’s book of paintings comes out today. I’m third in line for it at the library. I was so inspired to read about this book because nobody thinks of him as a painter and now look … Continue reading

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