Several years ago I was made aware that my husband's ex-wife was stalking me through my writing - via this blog and the many entries she found by 'googling' my name. When she could comment, she would post some bizarre and delusional material; she also enlisted her friends and my mother-in-law in her twisted letter-writing campaigns. When she could not comment, she threatened lawsuits if I mentioned 'my husband's ex-' or his children by initials in any of my essays or blog entries. Mind you, none of the material was in questionable taste, mean-spirited or even revealing of these individuals by name or physical description.
My husband's marriage ended because it needed to end. He was not chattel, as she seemed to believe. But that's another story altogether.
One letter she posted as a comment to an online essay was so bizarre and paranoid that the editor took it down before I even had to ask. It is, however, embarrassing to know such people and it has kept me from blogging in any meaningful way on redroom.
I'm proud of what I write; it is my truth told gently and well. And all readers are welcome. This is something I've come to embrace in the last couple of years. Every time someone reads this blog, my counter rises. Same for videos and facebook entries and soon this will be true for a book of mine.
Causes Evelyn Sharenov Supports
Oregon Humane Society, ASPCA, PETA, HSUS