My latest post with the Hope for Widows Foundation is now available.
I watched a brief TV clip showing Harvey Weinstein, disgraced Hollywood movie mogul, getting out of an SUV saying, "Everyone makes mistakes. A second chance, I hope." A second chance? So the first time you requested that a very young actress touch your private parts, with the understanding that a role was hanging over her … Continue reading Rape Culture Flag Waving
I was reading today about an older gentleman who, 35 years ago, was told that he had 6 weeks to live. Then he learned that dodged something serious and got a second chance. And he made the best of it. He lived, and is still living, his life to the fullest, having received the darkest … Continue reading Second Chances
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When we hear this acronym, it usually accompanies a war veteran story, involving drugs or alcohol or violence or homelessness. Where I live, it is a highly common verbalized jumble of letters due to my proximity to Fort Bragg. The news continuously has stories about resources to help veterans … Continue reading The Many Colors of PTSD
Father's Day this year sucks. My father is gone. My husband is gone. My father-in-law is with his daughters far away. It sucked last year, too, because despite the fact no one was saying it out loud, we all kind of knew that it was my husband's last one. We figured that he wouldn't make … Continue reading First Father’s Day