Linda Gray Sexton

A Tale of Watery Woe

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 2, 2019 /

The phone call from the pet-sitter came through on my mobile at eleven p.m. E.S.T, just as we were sitting down to dinner in California. Our vacation thus-far had been terrific: first, Brad’s fiftieth high school reunion in Chicago, where we had the luxury of four days with his family as well as the blast…

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Books, Bananas and Bunnies

By Linda Gray Sexton / September 4, 2019 /

Being a grandparent is supposed to be one of life’s greatest joys, and, in fact, this coming Sunday is National Grandparents Day. In the past, I did indeed find that when my grandson came to visit us here in Annapolis our happiness was intense–not only because I enjoy him immensely, but because I also get…

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A CONTEST! A CONTEST!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

I love giveaway contests and I know you do, too–and so I am most pleased to announce that I am sponsoring one for the paperback publication of “Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide,” beginning on December 5th. I know you are dying to find out how I came up with that idea. Well,…

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MY LIFETIME MAILBOX

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

It is a late Sunday afternoon, and I find myself musing over a current experience. In my days right now, there are several losses of love, significant losses–the kind that invite pain into my heart. I remember the past even as I experience the present, and know that in the future I will inevitably find loss in…

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HELLO AGAIN ALL

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

Hi again all, if there are any of you left! I have been away from this blog for a very long time–months in fact, and am just getting back to it to discover I had been spammed. All that is cleared out now, leaving only the content that you and I had posted. I am hoping…

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GUILT: THE INEVITABLE EMOTION

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

My life right now revolves around trying to rescue someone very dear to me. Jeanne is a crack addict and an alcoholic, resisting detox, resisting rehab, resisting the possibility of life. She may very well die and I feel guilty about not doing more to save her. I know all the wisdom about allowing addicts…

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HALF IN LOVE REVIEWS ON TOP BLOGS

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

Recently I asked a social media marketing firm, Clever Girls Collective, to help me disseminate the word about the pervasive effect of depression on loved ones, in addition to the person who suffers from it. Fifteen of the top bloggers in the county participated in the Depression & Relationships sponsored post series, inspired by Half in Love We…

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THE COURAGE TO FIND YOUR VOICE

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I decided to take in a Saturday matinee, and tramped through the rain to see “The King’s Speech.” Though it has had a lot of press and some Oscar nominations, I didn’t know much about it, except that it was about King George VI and the speech impairment from which he…

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HER WORK AND MINE

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

On Wednesday morning, I stand at my kitchen counter and stuff twenty bubble mailers with my new memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide. I’m in the process of going on a “book blog tour.” I address the envelopes by hand and will take them to the post office later, sending them out to…

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WHY WRITE MEMOIR?

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 /

Well, I have to say that, through my website, I am getting many, many emails from readers now that Half in Love has officially been published. After an excerpt of the book appeared last Saturday in Salon an online magazine, there were 38 posts in their Comments Section in the first day and a half—virtually all of them from…

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