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

New Year’s Eve Torture

New Year’s Eve Torture

Groan. Another year whips by and here am I facing the worst, most torturous time of the year.

For, if ever there was a holiday I can’t stand and would love to see sink into oblivion, it’s New Year’s Eve. I’d be happy to skip it altogether and may even start a petition to do so.

First, its very arrival means the holiday season is coming to a close, and everyone must get back to business—whether it’s a nine to five office job, working as a (terrifying) clown in the circus, or playing a round of golf a la Tiger Woods. Continue reading