On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the daughter of one of my coworkers died as a result of a beating she had received 9 days before at the hands of an acquaintance. We are heartbroken and trying to process this whole situation. The media got it wrong, this was not a case of domestic abuse, they weren’t … Continue reading Place the Blame Where It Belongs!
Three years ago, on November 16, my mom slipped out of her earthly body and into a heavenly one. One thing my mother loved was poetry. Actually, my mother loved words…written, sung, and spoken. She had a song or a quote or a poem for every and all occasions. And she started thousands of conversations … Continue reading A Tribute to My Mom
All I Wanted Was A Little Peace… I began my nightly ritual a little early because I was totally exhausted. Gathered up my towel, underwear, pj’s, and book. I laid everything out in the bathroom; towel close enough to reach from the tub, clothes on top of the cabinet beside the toilet, book on the … Continue reading All I Wanted Was A Little Peace…
My mother should have name me Resistance rather than Dawn. Although I try to embrace the newness of each day, the truth is resisting the natural flow of life seems to be more my thing. If ever there was an award for clenching, fretting, back-peddling, and wanting to hide, I’d have taken that sucker home. … Continue reading Dawn Is My Name
Blog But He’ll Change – End the Thinking That Keeps You in an Abusive Relationship by Joanna V. Hunter Like so many of us in the domestic violence advocacy field, Joanna had been a victim of abuse at the hands of her husband. They tell you to write what you know, but as a … Continue reading But He’ll Change – A Must Read!
(Cause it's a lot more fun than going it alone!) I’ve been sitting before a blank screen wondering how to even start this journey. I wrote line after line, and then hit the “Back Space” button and watched them disappear from the screen. I have spent hours reading what the experts say a blog post … Continue reading Let’s Start This Journey Together!
I don’t know about you, but I hated veggies when I was a kid. I guess I should rephrase that. I hated any veggie that you cooked. I loved raw lettuce, carrots, celery, cucumbers, that sort of thing, but green beans, corn, broccoli, ewww! I remember telling my mom, “When I’m six years old, I’ll … Continue reading Marriage Proposal Green Beans