MommaTama's Meanderings

Just the musings of one Educator/ Psychologist

Bourbon Chicken

Cooking should be done with Verve and Dash. At least that’s how I cook. My family believes I should do a better job of sticking to the recipe. But I see recipes as starting points. Good guidelines for where to... Continue Reading →

Just read the damn, I mean darn, book!

Like any skill, the more you practice the easier it becomes. Sometimes it is hard to help a hormonal kid who’d rather be anywhere else than English class understand that. I had a basketball player in Freshman English, my first... Continue Reading →

Kick it back from 7th

I reached the apex of my trombone playing experiences at Harvard University between June 1987 and June 1991. It’s kind of a long tale… I started playing the trombone in the 5th grade. I was 10. And small for my... Continue Reading →

My friend Mel

I lost my friend Melony Lechner to suicide this past week. This is the story I told today at the memorial (actual names this time): In the summer of 2001, Fred and I bought a house. We spent all day... Continue Reading →

Shuttle Launch

Note: Sorry no drawing this time. Kept meaning to but had too many other projects. Sitting in terror, looking at the wooden paddle hung on the wall, I pondered how little power I had actually had over the situation I... Continue Reading →

No, really, I saw her shoot fire from her eyes!

Now, I’m no saint. I didn’t always handle things the right way the first time... I don’t recommend a temper tantrum as a disciplinary measure.

Everyone knows everyone in Alaska, right?

When we are young, our friendships tend to be based on close proximity. Who lives next door and who are parents' friends are for example. This doesn't really change as we age. Proximity is still one of the most important factors in choosing our friends. What does change is how we become exposed to them. We create our own proximity in the choices we make

Talking about it – why is it important?

Today we went to the funeral and wake of an Irish Catholic buddy of my husband. He had cancer for two years and we were lucky enough to be there at his bedside with his family and other friends when... Continue Reading →


According to Baddeley, Eysenck and Anderson, "Confabulation occurs when the reported autobiographical information is false but not intentionally misleading" (2015, p.446).

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