“How do I write an elegy for a man who has had such a profound impact on my life? How do I start saying goodbye to this legend who helped me survive? How do I pay tribute to this magic man who shaped me into the artist I am today in so many ways I can’t keep track?” My 24th article for HuffPost, published in January 2016.
“And in the exposing of vulnerability, of pain, of such great loss, is the seeking for answers why. Why did this happen? Where did they go now that they’re gone? Are they safe? Are they at peace? Why not me? Why did I survive and others didn’t? Is there a purpose behind it all?” My 20th piece for HuffPost, published in December 2015.
“After Wendy’s death I had to testify in court three times against her murderers: The first was the preliminary hearing to determine if the case would go to trial. The second was against the woman who pulled the trigger. The third time I testified was against the murderer’s accomplice.” My 17th article for HuffPost, published in October 2015.
“Now — and also in the wake of the newest horrifying mass shooting in Charleston — is a little empathy and compassion for traumatized people really too much to ask?” My 8th article for Huffington Post, published in July 2015.
“Social media is wonderful for sharing photos of trees and parties and presents waiting to be opened — unless Christmas has negative associations; then social media becomes a new portal into personal hell.” My 4th article for Huffington Post, published in December 2014.