Women’s History Month comes along in March. You’re probably thinking of such as Betsy Ross, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa or . . .? Maybe it’s just my sense of finding hidden messages in the most unlikely places, but I find it interesting that March is Women’s History Month. Throughout the history of America, women have marched30

Have you ever heard of IPV, and wondered what it means? I.P.V. is the abbreviation for Intimate Partner Violence. Are you wondering what it has to do with domestic violence? The definition of IPV, as shared by the CDC is: Intimate partner violence—also called domestic violence, battering, or spouse abuse: Violence committed by a spouse,30

Earlier this week, Jerry Sandusky was scheduled to appear in court. He was to be confronted by his alleged victims who have decided to come out into the open, show their faces and go into vivid details of what they allege took place in the form of perpetrated sexual assault. One news reporter commented that30

Breaking news has been released today there were three arrests of coaching staff and youth pastors being arrested for sexual contact with minors in my hometown. Polk County is not a place one wants to be brought up on such charges. Most of the nation is familiar with the name of our Sheriff, Grady Judd.30

Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way: Sandusky is innocent unless and until proven guilty. That makes these brave young men “purported” victims. So goes the Constitution. . . I think the count is up to eight victims who are insisting they want to come forward to testify against Coach Sandusky, alleging sexual assault30

By this time, it should not be necessary to title this post “What About the Alleged Child Sexual Assaults Perpetrated by a Staff Member of the Penn State Athletic Department?” Being a survivor of childhood sexual molestation, it is difficult for me to keep a cool head when a story of this nature breaks. The30

  Amazingly, the title of this post was actually a search term used to get to my blog site. I only wish I could personally speak to the person who was conducting that search, but will hope that somehow they will find this message and get some of the answers they need—timely.  Let me open30

How far have we come? I recently read an article stating a television personality “got what she deserved” when she was gang-raped. Another tweeted ridiculous comments, begrudgingly eventually apologizing – sort of. Can we say “Neanderthal?” First, it should be brought to that commentator’s attention rape is not a crime driven by lust or horniness.30

We have heard it so many times―You just have to get over the past. It’s an easy enough statement to make, but not so simple to do. For years I have stated, and even included in my book the admonition, “The past is for learning from, not living in.” But the truth is, the very30

I’ve been working on my second book. Sometimes things come to me in the writing process that simply cannot wait to be put between two covers. Today is one of those times. As I recollect the emotional strain an entire nation experienced while enduring the Casey Anthony trial, followed shortly by the Jaycee Dugard interview, it30