Spotlight on Heroes

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:37+00:00 January 11th, 2016|abuse by clergy, laws, media, men and boys, survivorship|

If you haven't seen the movie Spotlight yet, run don't walk to the nearest movie house showing it--while they still are. It's about real journalists doing the real work of uncovering institutional sexual abuse within the Catholic church. And the stories of real survivors who got together and came forward in the early days when [...]

calling it like it is

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:37+00:00 July 24th, 2014|abuse by clergy, media, survivorship, Tech, writing|

There's been a lot of news coverage, especially from Britain, of arrests made in connection with international sale of images of child sexual abuse. The good news is that a lot of pedophiles--many in positions of trust and of power over children--are being busted. The sad news is that the 600 recent arrests are just [...]

Joy’s garden

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:37+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Latest posts, Lifestyle, survivorship|

This brilliant patch of volunteer flowers grows beside my neighbor's driveway. His wife, Joy, grew and canned fruits and vegetables and shared them with all of us who live nearby. About four years ago, she died unexpectedly. Her husband dug the vegetable garden under. And since then, each spring and summer, these volunteer flowers come, [...]