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Aunt Mim instructed Otto to give each of her princes and princesses a tattoo of the well-known androgynous symbol that Quince called himself once upon a time. Tattoo in this scenario was euphemism for tag of ownership. Aunt Mim had been adding to her royal family for a long time. Scouts other appointed brokers were… Continue reading HOME

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

image link When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You make lemonade, or in the protagonist's case in the film, “You were Never Really Here”, a bloodbath wherever you go. Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a character who struggles with a reality that is liberally sprinkled with flashbacks of abuse, neglect, and soul-crunching trauma. What… Continue reading You Were Never Really Here (2017)

horror · human trafficking · parent child relationship · PTSD · remembrance

Black Sheep

Looking through my library this morning, I came across a letter and some poetry a friend of mine sent me back in 1995, shortly after my father passed away.  It triggered an emotional response that there is space to allow its full expression.  Many times these triggers cannot be but fleetingly acknowledged, as they are… Continue reading Black Sheep