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writer: my blog

i started vinegar and vanilla in 2009 as a way to re-energize my writing practice. in the decade since, V&V has been a vehicle for documenting my life as a woman - and all the roles we take on such as mother, daughter, lover, sister, friend. V&V has been a sounding board through the illness and death of my mother due to dementia; my divorce; the death of a dear friend from metastatic breast cancer at age 49; as well as episodes of profound joy, despair, depression, contentment, self-doubt and, most importantly, the discovery of persistence and resilience i didn't know i possessed.