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…

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…

#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…

#MeToo


I was twenty.  He invited me to a party.  He did not ask if I wanted to be raped. It should have been safe. It was the apartment of my brother’s friend. But it was not. They laughed and someone handed me an open can of beer. I took a few sips. Everything got fuzzy. I…

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…

25 Prayers to Election Day: Domestic Tranquility


Mother of Tranquility, You look and see oppression: You see the tears of the oppressed— let them find comfort in our arms power was on the side of their oppressors— let them find comfort in our arms You see all toil spring from one person’s clumsy envy of another. Meaningless chasing the wind Fools fold their hands…

29 Prayers to Election Day: Justice for Victims of Predators


Honorable Advocate, Bring justice for your children. We cry out to you. Thank you for revealing the truth. You know what happens in the dark. Wipe away our shame and disgrace. Help us elect an advocate for violence’s wounded warriors. Reveal your truth. Motivate perpetrators to confess and repent. For the wounded. Grant justice. Amen…