Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Domestic Violence: How You Can Help One Woman Move to Safety

A few months ago, my daughter's other mother brought a roomful of people to their feet when she spoke the following words as part of speech she was giving at an event sponsored by the organization MotherWoman -- a speech in which she touched on various challenges that she had overcome in her life, including domestic violence: "I am no longer in any abusive relationships." (See video below.)

Her words, in the moment, were completely true. 

But, unfortunately, an event beyond her control loomed in the future.

Friday, July 12, 2013


So, I have this pair of shoes. Very nice shoes. Top quality. In fact, it's hard to imagine a better pair.

Except, they don't quite fit.

You may say that having a pair of shoes that doesn't quite fit is better than having a damaged pair or having no shoes at all. You may point out that lots of other people have shoes that don't quite fit.

I won't dispute that.

But I still have this pair of shoes that don't quite fit.

Image: artur84 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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