Writing “When Love Doesn’t Start At Home” was a great healing process for me. Only when I put my life down on paper and concentrated on one chapter of my life at a time, did I see through the fog. Hindsight is always good. My wife, Jan, was such a great help, as she has always been.
So many things came flashing back at me. Even as I write… Continue reading #1 Take Away
I write a little about dogs in my book but do not do them justice. I believe that God gave us dogs to teach us some valuable lessons about life and how to treat the people we care about.
Dogs pay attention. They know instantly when we are angry, sad or happy. They give us love in our times of sadness and always let us know that they are there for us…. Continue reading God gave us dogs
In this blog I am going to talk about the ways that being abused as a child stuck with me deep into my adult life. It is amazing that parents who abuse and the children who are abused do not know that they live in an abusive situation. In my opinion, most abusive parents think they are doing what’s good for their children. I thought that we were the average normal family. As a young adult, I went about fighting in a war, getting a college education, getting married, having children and supporting my family…. Continue reading Anger Attacks
I am asked, “Why did you decide to write poetry on your life experiences rather than a memoir?” This question got me to thinking. The first 50 years of my life, if anyone had told me… Continue reading Question Asked
How often do we look at someone and think, what a jerk, because of something they said or did? We write them off, not understanding why this person is the way they are. This thing that caused our negative reaction may have happened years ago, yet we were never able to give the person credit for maturing or growing…. Continue reading Inspiration for writing “When Love Doesn’t Start At Home”
I started writing this book about two years ago with the idea that the contents would help other people. People who have gone through child abuse and are now adults who are starting to have difficulty in their relationships and cannot pin point the reasons…. Continue reading The beginning of a great adventure
I originally started to write, When Love Doesn’t Start At Home, for my children. I realized one day that they had no idea what their father went through as a child. My children did not know I was abused as a child and we were dirt poor and struggled to make ends meet. They had no idea that as a boy… Continue reading Why I wrote “When Love Doesn’t Start At Home: Surviving a Dysfunctional Family”