Category Archives: Abuse

Turning Corners …and Tossing Blanket Excuses

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Posted in Abuse, Grief, Haiku, healing, Life, Micro-Poetry, Pain, photo, Poetry, Relationships, three line poetry, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

A Man’s Perspective On Abuse by Ned Hickson – “Real Men Have Mastered Control of Themselves, Not Others”

I often say my one true purpose in this lifetime, and my main desired goal, is to raise one good man.  I’m not sure my son feels my purpose is as much heavenly ordained as making him my beast of burden.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Domestic Violence, Life, Masculine Emotions, Masculine Stereotypes, Men's Issues, Uncategorized | Tagged | 8 Comments

Half-Breed to Metis – My Return from a ‘Savage’ Wilderness; PART 2

A former story revised, Part 2: Aside from having to dream up a name to match any exotic ancestry I could claim, my real family history was more colourful than that anyway. Continue reading

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Half-Breed to Metis – My Return from a ‘Savage’ Wilderness; PART 1

A former story revised, Part 1: My name is Pipisew. I grew up with deep and even unconscious shame about my childhood. I blamed most of it on the fact that I’d been born an “Indian”. I would learn that in fact, my ancestry did indeed have a great deal to do with that, but not for the reasons I’d been taught… Continue reading

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19 Women and A Guy Had a Chat In 27 Sentences and 50 Shades of Black & White…

A couple of years ago I wrote about a voracious online predator who tracked vulnerable blogging women and the aftermath of his being found out.  I cautioned then about the need to use extra care when interacting with people we really do … Continue reading

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That Time I Saved Me From Him

His cadre of women was a numbers game and his love for numbers mattered more than quality… They were at various levels of need and were quite willing to rationalize betrayals or even safety…

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Someone to Watch Over Me…

It wasn’t a typical love story then and I suppose it’s not so much now either, at least not the kind we think about in this season of Valentine wishes and dreams. Originally Posted on July 27, 2013by Blog Woman!!! … Continue reading

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Roads that Twist Love

Have you ever come across someone who could break your heart, no matter how far away from them you could get? I had a best friend like that; no matter how often we did or didn’t speak, she could somehow open a … Continue reading

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Songs of Small Town Mothers and Daughters

Once in a while, my mother plays for me an old country song called, “Idol of the Band”.  One of the chorus lines speaks to a brief bittersweet period of shining glory for a young woman from humble beginnings. We … Continue reading

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