Tag Archives: Child Abuse

Poinsettias and Pedophiles

It was the holiday from hell. I was 7 years old.  I was molested at the Christmas light display in a crowded foyer of the landmark Wanamaker’s store in Philadelphia, Pa. He walked up from behind me and grabbed underneath.  … Continue reading

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At first glance, I laughed. I didn’t forward it to anyone. For me, it was just painful. I was the younger one. My sister and I were raised together for 6 years before the next baby arrived. She was 2 … Continue reading

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A Reason. A Season. Or a Lifetime.

There is a lovely poem, author unknown, that has been around for quite a while. The poem alludes to the fact that every person who comes into our life is there for one of these three purposes. The season and … Continue reading

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Lost in Barnes and Noble

  As a child, it was the library. A place of quiet, solitude and books, the kind you could smell as soon as you walked in. It was a place to do research, a place to dream, a place to … Continue reading

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