Category Archives: Violence

My Girlfriend

This week’s assignment for the Red Dress Club was to think of someone – it could be a fictional character, a public figure, someone you know – who gets under your skin, and write a piece from his or her perspective. I’m taking a page from Jeannette Walls’ book here.  This is true life fiction…

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…

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…