Aghast at the Child Abuse I Witnessed Today

Aghast at the Child Abuse I Witnessed Today

I was aghast at the child abuse I witnessed today when I stopped by my favorite Mexican restaurant to pick up to-go chips and salsa. When I got out of my car, I heard a woman yelling and screaming while dropping explosive F-bombs but I couldn’t tell where the...
Same Shit, Different Day

Same Shit, Different Day

Another police officer shot and killed in the line of duty is hard for most of us to take. Today, I heard the recap of the story in Tacoma which started with a domestic violence disturbance yesterday afternoon. When police arrived on the scene, one officer shot (and...
The Day the Abuse Ended

The Day the Abuse Ended

It was the last day of violence in my childhood. It was the day the abuse ended. It was May 21st. Only a handful of days left in school as a fifth grader before summer vacation. I was playing with my neighbor in the dirt on the side of the car port when mom pulled in...
The Sins of the Mother

The Sins of the Mother

From about 6th grade through my senior year of high school, I lived what you might call a “normal” life. My mom was married to the same man this entire time, and we lived in the same house all the way through my graduation from high school to when I moved...