Tag: Karly Sheehan

  • Keepers of the Lies

    Keepers of the Lies

    “Necrophilia includes the desire of certain people to control others—to make them controllable, to foster their dependency, to discourage their capacity to think for themselves, to diminish their unpredictability and originality, to keep them in line.” ― M. Scott Peck, The People Of The Lie:[..]
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  • Never Too Old to Take the Plunge

    Never Too Old to Take the Plunge

      In my travels as a writer, one question I am often asked is if I grew up wanting to a be a writer. It's a reasonable question. Many, if not most, of my writer friends were writing stories as young as six or seven.[..]
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  • A Fortunate Girl

    A Fortunate Girl

    The roads are slick with snow and ice. The sky is grey and foreboding. Holed up here in my office, thinking of Karly Sheehan. Today is her birthday. Or the day that marks what is her 15th birthday, although Karly died at age 3. Tortured,[..]
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  • President Fraud & Resistance Fighters

    President Fraud & Resistance Fighters

    I read an essay about Trump's pick for National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. It was a highly well-produced article that disputed the mainstream media's reporting on Flynn. This particular essay claimed that Flynn was more "patriotic" and more disciplined than even General McChrystal. Flynn, the[..]
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  • Trapped in a Bubble

    Trapped in a Bubble

    Ohmyword! It seems like I've been trapped in a bubble. While incapacitated  by an eye infection, I got word from a New York producer that they are planning to do a TV show about the Karly Sheehan story. This time of year always reminds me[..]
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  • Somewhere in a Courtroom Today

    Somewhere in a Courtroom Today

    Somewhere in a courtroom today decisions are being made about the welfare of children, abused and neglected. Hardly a week passes by that I don't receive a note from an adult who was abused, neglected. They always ask the same question: Why didn't anyone intervene[..]
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  • Dishonorable Soldiers

    Dishonorable Soldiers

      Soldier Jeanie Ditty and her boyfriend. Most often I am compelled to write about the ways in which we need to honor our veterans and military families. This compulsion is the result of growing up a Gold Star daughter during the height of the[..]
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  • Lady Cop in Stayton

    Lady Cop in Stayton

    I saw the gal sitting in a booth at the Ixtapa Restaurant in Stayton, Oregon. Her thick Norwegian blond hair was pulled back in a ponytail. A little girl, maybe two-years of age, sat on the inside next to the big picture window. Across the[..]
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  • Biden: A Voice for Children

    Biden: A Voice for Children

    The first week of June always brings Karly Sheehan to mind. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since Karly was tortured to death on June 3, 2005 after her mother left her in the care of an angry man. That man[..]
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