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On Being Molested – Part 5

First, a totally irrelevant point – is it really July? Impossible – it was just March. Time really does fly…even if you’re not having fun. I continue to ponder my parts these days, as we enter into the month that … Continue reading

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On Being Molested, Part 3

On hard days, I still talk to my different parts. Most of the conversations happen late at night, when I can’t sleep. When ghosts try to enter the inner sanctum. When I am most vulnerable – at my most tired. … Continue reading

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On Being Molested, Part 2

The aftershocks of being molested as a young child can feel unending.They can come fast and furious, or wait for months before the ground again gives way in an earthquake of epic proportions. They hit hard, and I fall hard. … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 11: Einstein Was Right On Time

Let me first say that I know nothing about physics. Never took a class in it. What I think I understand from Einstein’s theory is that time and space are relative – if you’re driving your car at the same … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 8: F*ck the Flashbacks

Back to healing on a personal level, but not forgetting all that needs to be done in our violent and angry powder keg of a world. *          *          * I have had flashbacks for most of my life, even … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 15: Learn

            I have learned much in my time blessed with intellectual curiosity an inherent thirst for knowledge and an overactive brain. I have learned how to grieve for my father and mother for what might … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 3: Bless

Blessings are funny things. They come trippingly off the tongue when someone sneezes.  Earlier this week, I mortified my daughter when a woman walking into Target in front of us sneezed, and I called out “Bless You” in my usual … Continue reading

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