An open letter to Dottie Sandusky and women like her...

I just read an article about Jerry Sandusky's wife, Dottie, writing a defiant letter to the judge before the Sandusky sentencing, attacking the victims motives, expressing her loss of faith in the judicial system and insisting he isn't a child molester. ...more

Sixty Six Percent

We have failed our kids on a level that is unforgivable. All of us. We are a country that tells children that they can be whatever it is that they desire in their life. We tell them that they are our most valuable resource. That they are (cue music) the future. But we don't follow through. The words become empty because we don’t do all that we can to ensure that every child is safe. Every child, not just the ones born to us. ...more
 @motherofnine9  Thank you so much!more

Father's Day and Jerry Sandusky

Father's Day is not a fun one for me.  As some of you know, my father is a child molester and I was one of his victims.  I know I am not alone in experiencing mixed emotions during Father's Day and some have different reasons than my own.  However, there are some great dads out there and they deserve to be honored.  If you are one of those dads, and you know who are even if you did not receive a new drill or tie, Happy Father's Day.  Keep up the good work.  Your kids need you....more
 @Isabel_Anders Thank you for this. I agree and appreciate your voice.more

WHY I ALMOST QUIT BLOGGING

I was ready to drop this whole thing a couple months ago and it flashed through my mind again this morning.  No, it isn't because my house is a mess and I should be spending time cleaning it.  (It is and I should; it's just not the reason.)  It's not because my husband bitches about what I say on here.  (He does, but...well...you get the idea.)  No, the reason I almost quit is because of Google search words. ...more

When Heroes Fall...

I feel I have to start this post by saying that I am distraught and the victims of the Penn State scandal are at the forefront of my mind at every moment.  I also feel if you read my previous post you know where my feelings lie on this issue and that this post, while not about the victims per se does not diminish what I feel.  Also, having read that post you know my opinion on the fates of those involved....more

An Open Letter to the Mothers of the Boys Assaulted by Jerry Sandusky *

To the mothers of the boys assaulted by Jerry Sandusky, First, I want to say I'm so sorry that your sons were used as entertainment for a sick man. I'm sorry for the pain they have suffered, and I'm sorry that it took so long for this situation to come to light. I'm sorry for all your pain and sadness, too. Sadly, I know your struggle. But I assure you that facing the devil and exposing this coverup will save other children and give you a strength you've never known was inside you....more
Oh Sara, thank you for being the strong wonderful mother you are. You and your family were all ...more

Reaction to Media Coverage of Jerry Sandusky the Child Molester

I'm kind of ashamed of the way we, as a society, are responding to this Penn State tragedy. I'm not talking on an individual level although I have to say I've seen some surprising individual comments about it on Facebook. However, most people aren't mentioning it at all and if you didn't have cable you might not even know that this happened. ...more

Penn State Scandal: I Am Angry

There are eight (and probably many more) victims out there whose lives will never be the same. Had Paterno, Curley, and Schultz been doing their jobs there would be far fewer victims. Those boys (and men) deserved better. ...more
I am totally angry as well. Just blogged about it here. more
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