Category Archives: History

General articles about history (in particular California, Oregon, & USA)

Go Beavs!!!

So, it’s official… I’m female, and I’m a Beaver. I know the jokes that will eventually come from that. But, for now I’m going to enjoy and absorb the idea that at 57 years of age, I have been accepted … Continue reading

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It was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”

This essay, such as it will be… was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”. But, I realized suddenly that to call it “MY KIND OF…” means that I approve, condone, am ok with. The reality is, that I … Continue reading

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One thought just leads to another…

On being a ‘whistleblower’ when push comes to shove… I bounce back!! While writing the previous post, it dawned on me. That being a ‘whistleblower’ is a theme in my life. The outcome is very nearly always the same. Wow. … Continue reading

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It all comes down to one point…

I understand that friends and family (some of them) wish that I would shut up. Just know that I can not and will not. Continue reading

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PTSD, & Anger – The Treatment of Women

Warning: There is explicit details in this essay. IF your stomach is queasy then do not go here. If rape is a touchy subject for you, do not go here. Well, a new thought to share with my therapist. Can … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Ago Today…

My father passed away from chronic heart disease. He had congestive heart failure due to a heart weakened from rheumatic fever as a baby, genetic weaknesses, caused by familial inherited (very) high blood pressure.  He had coronary artery disease and had … Continue reading

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73 Years ago, Today…

73 yrs ago today, Americans dropped the bomb @ Hiroshima. When I was a kid learning this, it was ancient history. 73 years ago, is less than 20 years from my birth date. Have we as a species learned anything … Continue reading

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Walking Down Memory Lane

Quite some years ago I wrote an essay about Domestic Violence.  It was for a college class. As I researched the paper, I came to a lot of conclusions. One conclusion I came to is that verbal abuse, another word … Continue reading

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A Million Years Ago….

A million years ago, I signed a paper promising that I would never talk about the details of a situation.  These papers were filed in a court of law.  Somewhere is the signature of an emotionally exhausted young woman who … Continue reading

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The Nightmare: “When Trump Stole the Election”

I’m in a group for Women w/ PTSD. Our assignment (aka commitment) this week was to say something about a gift that our trauma caused us to have.  This past week has been mostly about waking up from a nightmare called, … Continue reading

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