Monthly Archives: October 2012

lord help the sick and needy ones

It is no secret that I am accident-prone. When I was about 5 I fell into a hole outside of Sunday School class and tore up my knee on a broken beer bottle. (No idea how a beer bottle found its way to Baptist church.) I started 1st grade with a black eye because I […]

no such thing as a “perfect rape”

As recently as a month ago, if someone had asked if I would ever write about my rape, I would have responded with an emphatic “no way!”  I honor the women who had the courage to write about sexual assault in the 1960s and ’70s, but over the years the topic became a sort of […]