Events and Interviews

check out…

Stories That Empower with Sean Farjadi

featuring Debbie Chein Morris, author


The Enlightenment Show

with Lauri Schoenfeld

featuring Debbie Chein Morris, author

What does Debbie Chein Morris learn from her twin sister who had Cerebral Palsy?! – YouTube


The Kathryn Zox Show

on Voice America

featuring Debbie Chein Morris, author

November 29, 2023

10:30am EST

I had a great visit at…

The Curio Room

where I spoke about growing up with Judy 

and having to put her into a nursing home

and at the 

Mt. Kisco Library

100 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco 10549

Sunday January 14 at 1:30pm

where I spoke about my book, read excerpts, and answered audience questions 

Other Writings

Friday Speak Out!:

Writing and Me

published in 

Women On Writing

June 09, 2023

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Journaling for Peace of Mind

published in


November 1, 2023
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Cherished Memories of a Beloved Brother

published in

Story Circle Network Journal

Vol. 28 No. 2, June 2024, page 23

After living with Parkinson’s Disease for twenty-three years, my brother David died on November 9, 2023. In his final months, he started having trouble staying focused. He participated less in conversations and it became much harder to understand his speech. Eventually, he stopped speaking altogether.

That is the David who finally succumbed to his Parkinson’s. It is not, however, the David I want to remember. The David I choose to remember was full of life with a great sense of humor, a watcher of sports, a music lover, a guitar and banjo player, an avid reader, a lover of travel, a teller of stories about his adventures. He is the David who, after graduating from college in NY, bought a car, learned to drive it, and drove west to Minnesota to pursue a doctorate in sociology, residing there for the remainder of his life. He is the David who, when each of his two sons graduated college, separately took them on a car trip from Minnesota to Alaska.

My most precious memories are of us growing up together in the Bronx. Although I didn’t like it at the time, I now cherish the teasing, the grabbing of the favored seat in the den, the sudden jumping out from the dark living room to scare me as I walked past—even the time he offered me a choice between a dime and a subway token (then worth fifteen cents) and laughed teasingly when I chose the dime. I cherish those memories because they are real. They are part of what family life is all about. And because in their brotherly way, they are full of love.

Losing a sibling is losing a part of oneself. A piece broken off. How can I be in this world without him, for so long a place we shared? I miss our conversations, most recently comparing how our local sports teams were doing, how cold the temperature was getting, how much snow we had—eternally grateful for the cherished memories of the past.

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