Tag Archives: abuse

Book Review: Gathering Courage

Gathering Courage:  A Life-Changing Journey Through Adoption, Adversity, And A Reading Disability, by T.A. McMullin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge through BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book certainly lives up to its name, … Continue reading

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On Memiors Of Crappy Childhoods

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  So begins Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, a statement I believe is fundamentally wrong.  The reason why is fairly simple and straightfoward.  I am a prolific … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driving In The Dark

Driving In The Dark:  A Childhood Memoir, by Zoe Niklas with Janice Harper For various personal reasons, I happen to be both a reader [1] and a writer [2] in the popular genre of literature known as “memoirs of crappy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Body Keeps The Score

The Body Keeps The Score:  Brain, Mind, And Body In The Healing Of Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk This book took a long time for me to get from the library after I had requested it, and once I … Continue reading

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Apologies Are Not Enough

I would like to begin with a statement from a recent news article about a developing story relating to an Oregon church:  “Apologies, like thoughts and prayers in mass shootings, are not enough when it comes to sexual abuse and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl:  The Story Of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, by George D. Morgan To begin with, this book is a factional/nonfiction novel by the author about his mother.  The writer first wrote a well-regarded play about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mending Your Broken Branches

Mending Your Broken Branches:  When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree, by Elizabeth Oates [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It greatly annoys me when a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nobody’s Girl

Nobody’s Girl:  A Memoir Of Lost Innocence, Modern-Day Slavery And Transformation, by Barbara Amaya [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.] There was very little in this book that surprised me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not My Story To Tell

Not My Story To Tell, by Cathy Lynn Brooks [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a heartbreaking one, all the more because the … Continue reading

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The Cyberbullies Among Us

This morning, I found myself involved, without any particular interest on my part, in an internet quarrel over policies between a coworker of mine and someone else.  With the names redacted to protect the innocent and the guilty, I first … Continue reading

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