Category Archives: Domestic Abuse

Political Rhetoric and American Jihad

It’s time to talk about violence and American politics. It’s not going to be easy, I know. In order to do this, we should probably agree on a few foundational points from which we can start our discussion. Foundational agreement allows for actual conversation as opposed to what I call “screaming bansheeism,” or the high-pitched…

Abuse-Proofing: Dialogue from previous post

I’ll start this post like a lawyer– with a disclaimer. I am not qualified to give advice on parenting or mental health. Having said that, I received a number of comments from my last post, primarily through e-mails from friends who know me personally. Because you can’t view those e-mails here, I wanted to post…

A Survivor’s Tale

Many of you who read my blog knew me before I was broken. Some of you met me after. But precious few of you knew during the madness. With the exception of my immediate family, some co-workers, and one stalwart friend from college, if you knew me before, you did not know me during, because…