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My mother was sexually abused by her father. Growing up, I was completely blind of this horrible fact. Yet I experienced its profoundly devastating ripple affects: from countless men entering and exiting our lives and home, exposure to my mother's...Read More
Standing a few steps into the room, we both watched in horror, yet were mesmerized as we traded smirks. We'd never seen anything like this before. "If this person was responsible for plotting to kill us", we reasoned, "perhaps he's...Read More
The two corporals smiled at the chance meeting, their first in the war zone. “Happy birthday, Marines,” Giannopoulos said to Berg and a few others seated by him. Berg chatted with him for a minute before Gino, as most called...Read More
Just a few hours prior, I sat in the confines of a fluorescent lit conference room with 3 field grade officers, all built like brick shithouses, chizzled, professional, determined, yet compassionate, staring back at me. They had just stated their...Read More
The experience of therapy was new to me. I wasn't used to someone listening. To caring. To someone asking questions about my feelings, and affirming the validity of them. To someone simply being present as I cried about hurtful events...Read More