Tag Archives: childhood

Roses and Thorns

It’s Mother’s Day. As you all know, I’ve had problems with this day for years; it’s been a problem for me since I was young. But I’m not the only one who has a problem with this day: Libby Anne … Continue reading

Posted in Bitter Truths, Family Matters, Grief, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

On Oklahoma City

Today marks the twenty-second anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. My memories of this day are dim; I lived in North Carolina, so I didn’t know anyone personally who may have been affected. I do remember seeing the footage of the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Grief, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Same Old Story

As it was said by the judge yesterday, “You’re not a victim.” It’s the very first thing that well-meaning friends will say. It’s often been said by those in law enforcement as well. I should know; it’s been said to … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Bitter Truths | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nostalgia is a Helluva Drug

I don’t often frequent Freethought Blogs; the traffic there doesn’t seem quite as consistent as it is with Patheos. Then a couple of weeks ago, I found this. Welcome to me, staring at the screen and trying not to freak out. … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Bitter Truths, Family Matters, Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Free Agency

I found this blog post late last week. It’s a sobering read and difficult at times but it is a good one. There are a lot of points that Captain Cassidy made that resonated with me but one in particular really caught … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Bitter Truths, Family Matters, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Word Salad for Today…

You know, Facebook can be wonderful. It allows you to connect with old friends, catch up on news stories and share posts about tabletop gaming and kittens. On a good day, Facebook is great. On a bad day, the things … Continue reading

Posted in And Now For Something Completely Different, Bullshit, Facebook, Snake Oil Woo Woo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For the Greater “Good”

I found this via Friendly Atheist and it is a hard read. You are warned. My thoughts are below the fold.

Posted in abuse, Family Matters, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment