Tag Archives: domestic violence affect on children

Ripples

I am at my neighborhood picnic on the river. I watch passing boats and observe the silky ribbons of wake they leave become wider and longer and more expansive as they reach and effortlessly lap the river bank , which … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Being Present

We have been driving a few hours and as we near our destination I look in the rear view mirror and see my daughter. Her eyes are big and round, but there is a noticeable distant sadness in them. She sees … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Shall We Dance

My son is winding down his first year of Cotillion, a Richmond tradition where middle-schoolers learn social graces and manners through ballroom dance. It is an age of innocence as the boys and girls, for most their first formal social … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Writing

I have begun, finally, the process of writing my own story, the final story, for the book. I have written and shared pieces of the journey beyond the shooting in this blog. As I sit to write I am confronted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Picking Up The Pieces

It’s not the tragedies that kill us.  It’s the messes. Dorothy Parker How do you implode a family? You control intimidate berate humiliate blame neglect threaten   With drinking cheating jealousy names isolation games poking pinching pushing pulling blocking hitting choking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment