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Mary Spalding

Mary Spalding is an English instructor and PhD student at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. She lives in Frostburg, Maryland.

— From September 2006
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Madness Equation

When your child goes mad, you begin to question everything you once thought to be true. Even if you’ve been a questioning person all your life, as I have, the things you took for granted — or, as my college English students often write, “for granite” — no longer lie rock-hard in your palm, but shift and slip away like sand.

September 2006
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