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Wishful thinking

To turn away is wishful thinking.
And it is killing our most vulnerable members Continue reading

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A response to a kindness

Yesterday, my friend-who-is-a-pastor checked in: “And I keep wondering how your faith is doing since our last chat and prayer. You don’t have to write a big, long email explaining things. Just wanted to mention that I wonder (but don’t … Continue reading

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Why talk about it?

You may wonder why I talk about it. Rape. Grief. Childhood trauma. I talk, I write about it because evil thrives in darkness. And evil will visit again. Because so many of us – men, women, children, seniors – carry … Continue reading

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great expectations.

writing has been sparse lately. thinking has been full bore. so many beginnings unfinished…stillborn. and tears. plenty of tears – at least for me who doesn’t typically “do” crying. I even played a few rounds of solitaire the other morning…and flashed … Continue reading

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For such a time as this

  I have spent my life looking for meaning purpose value hope that translates to a life worth living. I have earnestly done my best and failed splendidly. It is Easter morning. My long-favorite holiday. A day where suffering brings … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

Too soon after this picture was taken, I was raped. Raped for the first time by a friend of my mother’s and not the last time one of her friends found their way into my person. Such an act has … Continue reading

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