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Hope is Denial

As I was growing up in a home where I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, where the adults were addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, where chaos thrived, I lived in denial.  Even when I knew in… Read More ›

Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down! ~Robert Frost Robert Frost wrote these words that I have read again and again in one of my favorite poems, Mending Wall.  So after careful consideration, I chose mymendingwall… Read More ›

Is It Insanity?

Insanity can be hidden in a house where abuse thrives. It may sound perplexing, but to an abused child, the treatment that she endures is expected. It’s “what’s for dinner” in a sense. Later in life when she has opportunities… Read More ›