Carmen’s Story: Every Two Minutes, Part II

Carmen’s Story: Every Two Minutes, Part II

I learned that rape doesn’t just happen to one person. It happens to the family, the friends and the neighbors. Everyone gets hurt. They feel guilty that they weren’t there to help you. Continue reading

Every Two Minutes: Part I

Every Two Minutes: Part I

Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

Every two minutes.

This is the true story of one such case that happened 25 years ago this week. It is about Carmen, her rape and attempted murder, and how something so disturbing helped her become an advocate for other victims of sexual assault. Continue reading

Color Me a Kid Again

Color Me a Kid Again

Now that I’m back from Brazil, you’re probably wondering what has this busy-as-a-bee woman been up to lately? Sure, I’ve been doing this and that. And true, I’m constantly on the run and when I’m not, I’m desperately trying to … Continue reading

To Brazil and Back!

To Brazil and Back!

I’m baaaack!

Yes, you heard right. After being gone from the blogosphere for over a month–egads!–I’m proudly standing in front of a banner that says,

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

Which means, I nailed it. I hit it out of the park. A slam dunk, thank you very much.

What am I talking about, you ask? Continue reading

Brazil, the Universe and Everything

Brazil, the Universe and Everything

I’m not one to brag but I have to tell you what joy means to me. My children.

Without them, my life would be incomplete. An unfinished symphony, a dangling participle. A cliffhanger without the final chapter. Or a series finale, much like the one for “The Sopranos,” which ended up being reviled by so many. Continue reading