Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Different Kind of Abuse

It is difficult to be a loud-mouth that speaks about abuse and not have been nearly obsessed with the Casey Anthony trial last year:
...all the legal mumbo/jumbo the very least someone should have been shamed enough by the trial to have been forthcoming about the actual details of what happened...there is no shame anymore...even if Caylee had accidentally died on whoever's watch...they still covered her death so that whoever did neglect her wouldn't get turned in...that is outrageous...and no one in that family was courageous enough to have shared, with any humility, what actually in this case at least, dysfunction won...philosophically Caylee was murdered by dysfunction...and nothing was done to get this horribly hurting family any real help...and yet, they continue to function is regular society as though their only sin was being broken...and an innocent child is dead...sacrificed for their lies and is ill.

At the heart of a lot of these cases is family dysfunction.; hurting people inflicting their inadequacies upon each other until all that is left is lies and denial.

Let me know how you are doing.


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The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

If you need immediate assistance, dial 911. 
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Born to unusual, but nice, parents, Michelle/Shelby grew up rather uneventfully, living mainly in the deep south (Alabama). Later she would learn that it was her parents' love for her that not only brought them together, but had kept them together. And so life was ideal in many respects and distressing in others. Eventually though the family did scatter like leaves on an autumn morning. Fortunately she was able to extract a sincere appreciation for love, beauty, and an abiding respect for those who at least try.

The single greatest influence in her life was the remarkable time spent with her paternal grandmother;  it was under this influence that she thrived. Her grandmother introduced her to not only fine Literature, but also the Arts and the Opera. And it was beloved grandmother who told her that if she wanted to be a great writer she must first learn to be an avid reader.

Early adult life would be peppered with indecision, failings, and the haunting of things not learned in childhood. But as is the case with most sincere artist, out of the angst of life came a great capacity for creativity.

Shelby considers her writing a gift...a joy, a tremendous responsibility, and something that helps to define her life.
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Oregon State University; and is also currently working on a master's degree.

She lives in very picturesque Central Oregon with her two children.

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