Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I am keenly aware of the legal proceedings against the Catholic Church. It came to light in the early 2000's that there was rampant and unchecked sexual abuse of minors worldwide by priests. Last night I watched nearly three hours of a former priests testimony when he was … Continue reading The Art of the Deposition
A Series of Unrelated Thoughts-my Apologies in Advance!
I find myself in my woe-is-me life thinking someone will somehow help me through this mental breakdown, that they will hold my hand and hear me out and try to understand. Probably not. Mankind is an uncaring, murderous, psychopathic, selfish, unrepentant species. I just finished the series by Ken Burns called The War. What a … Continue reading A Series of Unrelated Thoughts-my Apologies in Advance!
Time is Not a Healer
This is an old wives tale, I can assure you. Only those who have suffered immense levels of unforgiving pain can tell you this. Through the maze of memories, nightmares and unknowns some are lucky, but time is more of a curse than a healer. As you live year after year, time only compounds the … Continue reading Time is Not a Healer
Where Is the Justice?
Why do victims of violence have to get over stuff? Why are those who perpetrate violence getting away with it? This is the essence of my post today. Those who've gotten over something wonder why others continue to struggle with it. They can't understand why someone who has been severely traumatized won't let go. Here's … Continue reading Where Is the Justice?
People all across the country today are gathering in their chosen places of worship to express their beliefs together. Praying, singing, reading and exchanging hugs and handshakes. They feel warm and fuzzy, encouraged, unified, and a part of something larger than themselves. But.... In the middle of all that are people who feel very alone, … Continue reading Another Sunday
Politics, Religion et al and their Self-Serving Agenda’s
I am fed up with the childish behavior that defines politics in America today. I am sick of the coverage which is tilted and reported overflowing with the sentiments of each ones personal agenda and the networks perspective. Even the so-called independent networks are asking their questions with mocking intent and incredulity. I remember a … Continue reading Politics, Religion et al and their Self-Serving Agenda’s
The Slow Crumble
I have a history. I was born into a sexually abusive family and the scarring hasn't gone away. I am a quintessential example of the long term-effects of trauma on a child and adolescent. It has poisoned every aspect of life from my goals and aspirations to every single relationship, significant or otherwise. There was … Continue reading The Slow Crumble
Soup for Thought
We, as humanity, are good at defining what is right and wrong and then judging based on those opinions. Often the judgement is based in our fear and ignorance. Our knowledge is developed by the thinkers and scholars who, through study and experimentation have come to conclusions that we then apply to our questions. We … Continue reading Soup for Thought
Taking Back from Porn…Empathy
This is first in a series. When we use pornography we are deprived of many different valuable and essential emotions, concepts and abilities. I mean to name these and make the continued strong case for eradicating porn from our lives. I begin with empathy because this is a profound emotion that is being restored to me … Continue reading Taking Back from Porn…Empathy