Julie Wu – The Third Son

What immediately drew me to Julie Wu’s debut novel The Third Son were the similarities of her setting and time to my mom’s story and history. Set in...

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Remembering Octavia Butler

As part of Black History Month, I thought I would call attention to a writer I’ve “discovered” in the last two years. I’ve long been a fan of...

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The Last Holiday

© Dmae Roberts 2012 I didn’t realize the last Thanksgiving I spent with my mom would actually be the very last. We never know about “the last time”...

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A Night At The E.R.

© Dmae Roberts I’ve been to the emergency room only a few time for myself or family members. Usually we had fast response and care. But nationally E.R....

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Remembrance: On Time And Distance

Join Dmae Roberts for a special radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom’s death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memoir and a collection of radio...

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The White Snake

If you’ve never been to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, this is the year for you to go. OSF’s The White Snake offers a magical and...

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Burden of Family

© Dmae Roberts 2011 Thanksgiving meal with my brother went well till my husband and I noticed the duct tape wrapped around Jack’s fingers. “What’s that?” I asked....

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What We Can Do About Breast Cancer

When my mom died after three years of battling breast cancer, I decided to work on a project with women who survived the illness. To me it was...

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