Tag Archives: physical abuse

Homeless In San Francisco ( Part One)

San Francisco has always been one of my favorite cities in the United States. My favorite part of the city was North Beach, with red-clothed tables in the ristorante’s and Old World delicatessen’s, is where I frequented while pregnant with … Continue reading

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The Sperm Donor Calls From Prison

Mr. Sperm Donor called me from prison on Monday. He is currently serving a 10 year term  for (3) counts of robbery 2 , (1) count of attempted robbery and a parole violation. Sperm Donor will be released at the … Continue reading

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Jodi Arias, A Wooden Spoon, and My Mother

The last couple weeks have been once again busy and crazy.Our daughter had a serious car accident and we have a new house guest from India. During the chaos, I fell behind on writing and my routine which includes OCD … Continue reading

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The House Fire I Survived and Why It Forever Ruined Christmas for Me

The holiday season has always been difficult for me, even as a child, and especially since the Christmas of 1976, when I was 15 years old. But after having children of my own, I always made sure they had a very … Continue reading

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My Father, the Superhero

Last night, my husband and a friend were watching the movie The Avengers in our home. As I sat down to join them, Iron Man was flying toward the sky with a nuclear warhead in his arms, risking his own … Continue reading

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