Trigger Warning

I’ll start this out with a somewhat controversial statement: I am not a fan of the trigger warning. Actually, I guess it’s more accurate to say I’m conflicted about the trigger warning. I understand that hearing certain things can be very hard for someone who’s suffered trauma((been there, done that)). At the same time, I […]

Living In The Past

In his novel Requiem For A Nun, William Faulkner wrote “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” While Faulkner had his faults (like alcoholism and womanizing), the man could turn a phrase. This quote might have  been born out of  Faulkner’s essential southern-ness, but it applies to not-so-southern people, too. Especially in when you’re talking about abuse. I […]

It’s Past Time Pt III

Almost two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Aurora shootings, I asked when (and what) were we going to do about the easy  availability of guns to people with mental problems. The Aurora shooter was obviously deranged, yet somehow, he managed to collect a rather extensive arsenal including 6000 rounds of ammo, at least […]