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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. wait times have increased since the recent economic downturn. A 2010 Press Read the rest

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 pieces she’s produced about the complex ties that bind a mother Read the rest

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.

“I cut myself, ” he replied.

I asked “how?” and there was … Read the rest

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 a way to create more awareness about how devastating this disease can … Read the rest

Blueberry Therapy

© Dmae Roberts 2011

When my mom died, I tried to find activities that would help me with my grief so I went blueberry picking.

I enjoy berry season during Oregon summers. My experiences with picking began when I was … Read the rest

Laura Moulton’s Street Books

On a sunny summer Wednesday, light rail trains roll past the Skidmore fountain in downtown Portland.  Twice a week this summer, Portland artist and writer Laura Moulton has hopped on her decked-out Haley tricycle and headed to downtown Portland. What … Read the rest