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raymond-mallette's picture
Aug.17.2010
     A child is precious. Children will carry on the teachings of generations passed. Why then, are children treated the way they are? Pushed aside because their parents "don't have time." Or it can be worse.      As the child comes home from school, he or she has had a long day of...
radha-smith's picture
Aug.04.2010
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. Jean–Paul Sartre   Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for her to know that compassion is listening to her. Simone Weil   We walk through doors that once past can never open to us again...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.26.2010
Could everybody please stop for a minute and take a breath? A milestone has been reached, one we might best commemorate by a collective inhalation, sending a little oxygen to the national forebrain, which seems to be suffering the symptoms of acute deprivation. The scapegoating of Shirley Sherrod,...
patricia-struntz's picture
May.30.2010
It’s been raining in the Napa Valley. And raining… and raining… and raining. It’s been cold, too. April in California this year was the 12th coldest in the 113 years anyone has been keeping records. And just when I thought it was over, it rained most of May as well. It even hailed, turning ...
monty-heying's picture
May.20.2010
I have to share the publisher's blurb of this landmark book, which I view as a good writer's resource: "To abuse or neglect a child, to deprive the child of his or her own identity and ability to experience joy in life, is to commit soul murder. Soul murder is the perpetration of brutal or subtle...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
May.09.2010
In the recent edition of Time Magazine, their special double issue of the 100 most influential people in the world, Edna Foa, age 72 from the University of Pennsylvania was featured.  She has developed a therapy known as prolonged exposure, or PE. Although it works with any PTSD (post traumatic...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.30.2010
  Victims of childhood sexual abuse, too numerous to count, come in all religions, all nationalities, all ages, and all backgrounds.  Childhood sexual abuse has no color or religious prejudice, targets no special income group, and plays favorite with neither male nor female.  The lingering tragedy...
kyla-perry's picture
Mar.23.2010
Midway through 2009, I took a look back over my life of the past two and a half years, and I realized that I had lived, much to my dismay, a storyline that would rival any contrived drama any reality show producer could come up with. My life, like it or not (and I didn't, much), had been the stuff...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.20.2010
March 20   Bent, Spindled, Mutilated    Injury changes memory, not just the memory of the individual trauma, but the very nature of the mind.  The hooks and loops distort and I can’t hold on as I once did.  The misses and disconnects become more frequent, then they become expected.  Emotional fluff...
ruth-lyon's picture
Dec.16.2009
When I was in grade school, I had so many things I loved to do that I was never sure what I’d be when I grew up.  I loved animals, and sometimes I wanted to be a veterinarian.  I loved nature, and spent a lot of time outside my house, watching living things in the fields and by the river and pond...