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Suicide Prevention In Teens: In Honor of the Classroom of Kelly C.

In February — of this year, I received an email from a reader, or I should say, from one of my reader’s educational tutors. Kelly C. is an after-school instructor … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

SUNDAY CONFESSIONS: I Went Streakin’

When I was 11-years old (almost 12) in the 6th grade, my breasts were pretty much the same size as they are today, which is substantial. There were only two … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

MAKING CONCESSIONS: Point Taken Pauline Campos

This past Saturday I made a post ranting on Huffington Post for their profile of Kelly Ripa’s abs whose headline told us ours were shameful in comparison. While most people … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Know Everything…

I don’t know everything. No one can possibly know everything and yet, over the years, many people have accused me of being a “know-it-all”. I suppose their deduction would be … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

Kicking the Dog

The pain in my gut from your shoe-kick of words takes my breath away and words are lost in the shame and sorrow as I kneel in regret and remorse. … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

OMG We DID It! Like For Real!

“Six Degrees of Separation” my ass! How about one or two? …Oooh wait! Can I say that? Oh well, this is one of those times that warrants an expletive so, … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

One Ugly Summer Night

We were supposed to go play tennis. I don’t even play tennis, but she had insisted and had made a big deal out of “making time” to play tennis with … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 60 Comments

When Toy Guns Equal Real Bullets

If a lack of remorse and accountability are an ailment, America has an epidemic and sadly it is spreading within the ranks of those who are sworn to protect us. … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

Take Your Power Back: Life After Abuse

Moving on from an abusive relationship — whether physical or emotional, is not as easy as simply ending the relationship and although physical damage may heal over time, the lasting impact on … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 13 Comments

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