Nan Mykel

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It's rumored I was a breech birth, which is no way to start a relationship with Mom. Although a little unnerving, a fitting metaphor for my life might be a roller coaster.

I attended 11 schools in 12 years (3 of them in 1952), two universities (UF and GSU), and experienced contrasting sets of grandparents. My father's parents were salt of the earth folks (although somewhat incest-ridden) and my mother's parents were finger bowl Dixiecrats from whom my mother eloped to join my alcoholic father. (She had trouble with her mother, also).

I was blessed with 4 precious children--three girls and a boy. The youngest daughter is s Down's syndrome child, who introduced the family to angst and joy, exasperation and titilation. I'm happy to report that a
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FALLOUT: A Survivor Talks t...

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Shattered Boundaries

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TIME WRINKLES

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The cover of my book showcases a sculpture of "the misunderstood" monster Medusa, by artist Sarah (Herman) Love, and last month I met the artist and was able to purchase the sculpture, which is in the form of a vase.
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Alan W. Watts
“Since opposed principles, or ideologies, are irreconcilable, wars fought over principle will be wars of mutual annihilation. But wars fought for simple greed will be far less destructive, because the aggressor will be careful not to destroy what he is fighting to capture. Reasonable - that is, human - men will always be capable of compromise, but men who have dehumanized themselves by becoming the blind worshipers of an idea or an ideal are fanatics whose devotion to abstractions makes them the enemies of life.”
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“Death seems simply to be a return to that unknown inwardness out of which we were born...the truly inward source of one's life was never born...Outwardly I am one apple among many. Inwardly I am the tree.”
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Nan Mykel My book "Shattered Boundaries" at least addresses this problem. Published in 2 weeks.


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Nan Mykel Alexa wrote: "I think there's a mistake here, you don't live or come from Zanesville, do you?"

I'm not sure where to post my reply, but Alexa, you're an observant one! I believe recently my home was correctly listed as Athens, Ohio. Thanks for being so observant.--Nan


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