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Full Circle

Trigger Warning: This post is about child sex abuse and also suicide. Please take care of yourself first and foremost. Since coming out publicly as a survivor of child sex abuse about seven years ago I have written articles, blog … Continue reading

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Maybe the Best Christmas Present Ever

Even as a little boy Christmas for me was never mostly about the gifts and the commercialism that mark the season in this country. As a child in a strict Irish-Catholic family it was about the celebration of the birth … Continue reading

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The 1943 Mulcahy Mine Disaster

Shullsburg, Wisconsin is tucked into the southwestern corner of the state, just eight miles from Illinois and twenty miles from Iowa. It is among the oldest cities in the state, founded in 1827, more than two decades before statehood. Everything … Continue reading

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A Supreme Celebration

My thoughts are all over the place this morning due to the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Mostly I’m thinking of how far we’ve come (and a bit about how far … Continue reading

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A Life Filled with Violence

My mind and my heart are still numb from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Days later it continues to stay on my mind. The shooting resonated in the country primarily because of the children. They were … Continue reading

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