Tag Archives: fear

More than Nine Lives

In my life, I feel like I have lived more than the nine lives of a cat. When I was two years old, I almost died when I contracted scarlet fever, meningitis, and mumps in a two week span. My … Continue reading

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Heart Thoughts

As 2019 comes to a close I am recovering again from an incident with my heart. Eleven years ago I had a major heart attack, with 100% blockage of the left coronary. They put four stents in at that time, … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Enduring Sorrow

(Note: This was originally posted on 9/11/12. The post has been slightly updated with some current information) Nine. One. One. On an autumn morning so vivid it seems like yesterday and so foggy it seems a lifetime ago our nation … Continue reading

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Not Yet Numb

Somehow, I am not yet numb. While watching a teenage girl talk about a boy in her high school class giving his life to save others, tears come into my eyes and my swallowing becomes difficult. So I realize I … Continue reading

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Pictures of a Lost Youth

Trigger warning: This post talks about child sex abuse. Please take care of yourself. My sister has been looking through old photos that my mother had and posting some online for those who are pictured in them. Recently she posted … Continue reading

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Fear

Over the weekend, a group of right-wingers held a rally at the Wisconsin Capitol to stand up and speak out for Second Amendment rights. At least a couple gun rights groups organized the event. Not that anyone is trying to … Continue reading

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Profiles in Cowardice

On Friday, the remaining holdouts on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation announced their intentions in the vote that is scheduled for Saturday. For those who are survivors of sexual assault, the likely vote of 51 to 49 to confirm–unless something major … Continue reading

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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

This morning I sent a letter to both of my senators and to all of the senators who appear to be currently on the fence about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court: The Senate Judiciary Committee and the full … Continue reading

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#WhyIDidntReport

Why I didn’t report? Blame. I did report. As a little boy I told my mother and her response was, “You shouldn’t let him do that to you.” She didn’t know any better and neither did I. So when it … Continue reading

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Am I Next?

This morning at work there was the sudden sound of a piercing siren that went by the building where I work in Middleton, Wisconsin. I didn’t think too much of it as the fire department is across the street from … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Paul Ryan on Guns

Dear Speaker Ryan, Yet another young man with yet another AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has killed yet more people in a place that should be safe. And you, yet again, have said that it is not the time to talk about … Continue reading

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Daily Triggers

Trigger Warning: This post is about sexual abuse, harassment, and child sex abuse. Please take care of yourself first and foremost and please seek help if anything along these lines has happened to you.   Pretty much every day now … Continue reading

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