Let’s Talk About the Classic Perp Statement


Almost every day there is a new disgusting sexual harassment or assault allegation about someone in Hollywood or running for office. Each new #MeToo testimony is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD trigger to my own experiences.  I don’t enjoy these mild to chair holding panic attacks but I am grateful for every brave women with the courage…

Looking for the Magic Bullet


I’m looking for the magic bullet that was the last bullet of  American carnage. We need to stop the bloodshed of our fellow Americans. The families and friends of over 640 victims killed by legally purchased guns wish the magic bullet was found before they lost their loved one to gun violence. America wake up!  We…

Neighbors 101


Some neighbors are lovable and others are not so huggable.   No one likes the nosey neighbor who is always spreading gossip or criticizing us, our house or children.  The creepy neighbor who seems to always pop out of the bushes is scary.   And no one likes the infuriating neighbor who always lets and leaves their…

#MeToo Reformation


My first husband tried to kill me.  I am here today because a neighbor called the police. I am Lutheran because my first husband was Lutheran. I was raised Catholic. His Lutheran pastor refused to marry us because of the abuse. He advised me to get away before I married my first husband. My Catholic…

Toxic Identity Politics


Identity politics is a popular subject in the news. It also was a hot topic when I went canvassing for Virginia’s November election. Specifically, some said they were tired of identity politics because they could not identify with a group like transgender youth, or women who marched for social justice, equal pay and a professional…

#MeToo A Brave New Culture


A few years ago the trending domestic violence hashtag was #whyIstayed or #whyIleft in defense of domestic violence victims after the media released footage of a NFL wife violently punched yet she stayed in the relationship. What kind of woman stays in an abusive relationship? Brave. It takes courage to stay. It is not easy…

Abuse 101: Offenders, Other Scary Men (People), Politics and other Stuff


Does Harvey Weinstein know it’s domestic violence awareness month? Because he’s given everyone a lot to talk about. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in April but we can’t wait until April to address these predators. While the assaults, plural assaults, didn’t just occur, they have just recently come to light almost a year to date…

An Advocate’s Dream: Domestic Tranquility


It’s Domestic Violence Month. It would be an understatement and perhaps insensitive to say this month started with a bang. On the very first day of October, violence claimed lives in Vegas. This year, I’m going to use a broader meaning for domestic because violence isn’t just in the house or the bedroom or some…

Did Lady Justice Make a Sound when Truth was Broken?


Our current President has given me more cause to repeatedly read the US Constitution than my high school US History Teacher.  We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and…

RESIST- America’s Other branch of Government – We the People


Another American Revolution began with not one but a pandemonium of shots heard around the world. The American people mutiny governance by billionaire tyrants who with a stroke of a pen and a laugh remove and restrict the rights of “We the People.” The battle cry heard around the world, “Resist” Women armored in pink…

Little Pitchers have Big Ears – What are they hearing?


Our children are listening. What are they hearing? In one week with the stroke of a pen this new Administration elected to move back in time . The first time machine was set to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare by declaring it a financial burden and repealing the funding. In some homes…

Friendly Reminder: How to Treat Refugees


Christ-like response to refugees: I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit…