Category Archives: Huntington’s Disease

When You Die…

Note: I prefer my original title, but proud to see this Featured on HuffPo On Tuesday, as I sat beside him, “Frank” died (*not his real name). I didn’t notice his last breath, just a sudden stillness. I placed my … Continue reading

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What Comes After? A “Stop, Drop and Roll” Approach to a New Year…

This is a reblog of a post I wrote, three years ago– four days after my mother died. On this, the day after the third anniversary of her death, I’m sharing it again. Each year, when I read it, I feel new … Continue reading

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When The Merry Isn’t In Your Christmas

Today, I’m asking you to go somewhere else, to read Tales From the Motherland. This is my first original Huffington Post piece– the first time I didn’t write it here first, and repost it there! So, please head over to … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Interview: My Writing Process

My name is Dawn Quyle Landau, and my blog is Tales From the Motherland.  When Rochelle Wisoff-Fields contacted me a few weeks ago, to ask if I would participate in a “blog tour,” I said yes, and then… forgot about … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind…

This week the Weekly Photo Challenge intrigues me. The idea of a “Three-picture Story”  is fascinating. In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing … Continue reading

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For This (and a few other things) I Will Surely Go To Hell…

Who knows what brings someone to confess. There are stories ripe with tales of death-bed confessions, but this is not that. There are people who confess to seek forgiveness. In my case, that’s not going to happen; it’s too late. … Continue reading

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Thinking of Death on New Year’s Eve Morning. (In Remembrance)

Last night, an “Urgent Request” came from Hospice House, that they were short staffed today, and beds were full– That someone was needed for the 8am-12pm shift today. I am still home recovering and had given up my shifts there … Continue reading

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The Last Day… I Didn’t Know.

When Kelly at Are You Finished Yet contacted me and asked if I would co-host this week for the Remember The Timers, a few things happened. First, I was tickled pink. Really, little ole me? Why I’d be honored, I … Continue reading

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Ode to Blue: Stirred, Not Shaken.

The blues have been creeping up on me for a couple of weeks. Can’t really share all of the reasons, as some of them are not mine to share… but they’ve been shared upon me. Funny how that works. That … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Remember Me.

It’s Friday Fictioneers— my weekly dose of flash fiction, from a photo prompt. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields brings us together, with photo prompts from various sources. The challenge is to write a story with a beginning, middle and end, and only 100 … Continue reading

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