The Inside Out

As the family goes, so goes the world around us. The world passes by way of the family. All of us had a start in some form of a family, whether it was small or large; biological or adoptive; ethnic or diverse; rich, middle income or poor. However, how we were raised played and still […]

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If You Want Something Done Right

My father believed there was one best way to do things and he taught me what that best way was–everything from which direction and how many twists are appropriate when using a twist-tie, to the most efficient way to load the dishwasher, the appropriate way to fold shirts and underwear, and that you should sweep […]

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Into the Darkness

He came into my home in the middle of the night.  He was irate, yelling as he was destroying the house looking for the alcohol that he thought I hid from him.  That night, I couldn’t save myself.   I was kicked around, beaten and then slammed up against my bedroom wall, he dangled me in […]

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