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Dec.29.2009
My best friend is dying.  We have been friends since fourth grade back in a small farming community called Petersburg, NE.  We have hiked together, swam together, ice skated together, traveled together, been Maid of Honor at each other’s wedding.  Her husband walked me down the aisle; my husband...
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Dec.09.2009
I grew up in northeast Nebraska and never decided which of the four seasons I loved the most.  But the older I grow the more my heart turns to the months from November to February, teasing the scenes to come to life.  There I discovered with an even stronger yearning the wonder of winter. Hiking in...
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Nov.14.2009
I recently came across some photos of me when I was first born and others from when I was about 3 or 4 years old.  One of them was of my mom holding me, another of my father holding me.  There was a photo of me between my two big brothers and one of my two brothers with their arms around each other...
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Oct.28.2009
Have you ever walked a lonely road, on a cold and cheerless night, and watched the moon make silvery paths,with beams of silvery light? Did you see a farm that hides its face, behind the moaning trees?Then from its core, a voice would speak, a frightened, warning breeze. Atop a hill, before your...
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Oct.22.2009
I have three favorite cities and can't figure out which one I love the most.  London, England, Sedona, AZ and Petersburg, NE (population 380).  I live only 20 minutes south of Sedona which was voted most beautiful city in the US.  It is famed for it's beautiful red cliffs, deep canyons, countless...
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Oct.22.2009
The news this morning was not good.  (is it ever?) "Detectives searching for 7-year-old Somer Thompson say they believe they have found her body. "  How often do we turn on the news and hear stories like this?  Too often! 87 sex offenders lived within a five year radius of her. The...
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Oct.16.2009
As a former domestic violence survivor I can attest to the emotional, physical, mental and sexual abuse they go through on an almost daily basis.  Most of them are addicted to their abuser.  When I was with my 3rd abuser if I dared to defy him when he wanted to do something, he threatened to leave...
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Oct.16.2009
As a former domestic violence survivor I can attest to the emotional, physical, mental and sexual abuse they go through on an almost daily basis.  Most of them are addicted to their abuser.  When I was with my 3rd abuser if I dared to defy him when he wanted to do something, he threatened to leave...
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Oct.08.2009
My brother, Scott and I on the day of our Solemn Communion, the day the abuse began
I learned a lot while I was in five years of recovery from childhood sexual abuse.  I learned I didn't have to answer anyone's questions or that I could respond with one of my own, like, "Why do you ask".  It took awhile.  I had to wear a sweatshirt that said, "What part of no don't...
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Oct.07.2009
The day my despair began, my brother Scott and I, leaving for our Solemn Communion, a Catholic rite at the end of eighth grade.
A few years ago, as a survivor of incest, I completed a five year program of recovery.  Part of what I did was to work a 12 step program called CoDependents Anonymous.  If anyone has ever worked a 12 step program they will confirm that the hardest part is getting through the first step: "I...
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Sep.19.2009
2:47pm What do you do when someone you love is getting ready to drop their body (what some people call death)? Not an easy thing, my friend, for you or the one you love. But let me share a little known secret. There is no such thing as death. Death means an ending. My friend Webster calls it a...
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Sep.15.2009
REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse
I recently sold "It's Your Choice! Decisions that Will Change Your Life" to Loving Healing Press.  It should be released before the end of this year.  I'm one of those people who are always looking for wisdom.  Whether it's from the mouth of a babe, the sight of the ocean, something you...
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Aug.14.2009
2:35 PM PDT, August 14, 2009 What a clever sentence.  It's use intrigues me since it has zillions of possibilities.  At the moment it's tied in with Obama and the people who are fed up with his high spending sprees and a health care bill that is nonsensical.  But I forsee a broader scope that needs...
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Aug.09.2009
I just returned last night from the Friday, August 7, Board of Director's meeting of the foundation Let Go, Let Peace Come In in Philadelphia, PA.  Other than a lack of sleep from the night before (had to get up at 2:00 am to meet the shuttle that took me to the Phoenix airport) the trip was a huge...
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Jul.29.2009
Victor Volkman of Loving Healing Press published my first book, REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse in paperback.  He has now decided he wants to release it in hardcover in September.  I wish that we had done it in hardcover to begin with.   Victor states...
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