• How Journals Help Those Human Trafficked- A Review

    It’s 2019, so you probably think that human trafficking isn’t still a “thing”, right? Well, think again, honey. The local TV show I worked with produced several shows about the topic and how prolific the problem is here in the mid-western US. The United States of America. In the heart of the Bible Belt. “Human and sex trafficking is one of the largest illegal industries in the world, second only to drug trafficking. It generates an estimated $32 billion dollars each year, according to UNICEF. While it might seem like something that happens everywhere but home, hundreds of victims are being trafficked right here in our area.” source When The…

  • Slaying The Monsters

    Slaying the Monsters #metoo

    Last year, 2017, was a doozy. The hairpin turns and out-of-left-field moments were hard to take several times. My home life had shifted into a semi-quiet routine where weekends were spent with my boyfriend and my youngest daughter. They’ve learned to get along and even seem to like each other most of the time. (That’s another story for another time and I promise I’ll share because it’s important and full of life-learning.) However, the nation (I’m in the USA) went bat-shit-crazy. Some of it was scary. Like, Nazi sympathizers gaining some kind of notoriety again, and how the new president seems to be both off the rails crazy, yet clever…