Monthly Archives: March 2011

Exorcism: On Learning the Balance between Attachment and Detachment

With my mother’s help, I escaped from prison. For nine months, I lived with my father and his wife.  Each morning brought soul-grinding cruelty worse than the day before.  Mockery, games and words one should never call another living being let … Continue reading

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When I was a Little Boy: On God and the Possibility of Reincarnation

When I was a little girl living in my first house, I stood on the sidewalk to the right of the driveway with my mother, who was talking to another woman.  In the way of small, curious children who desperately … Continue reading

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Hurtful Words: On the Uneasy Triangle of Compassion, Hate and the Freedom of Speech

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me! Bullshit. I’ve been punched in the nose, beaten with a leather belt, raped as a teenager, and had my head slammed into a bus window by a … Continue reading

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