The Opposite of a Lesson in Stopping Abuse – aka The Grammys


On Sunday evening the producers of the Grammy’s acknowledged the loss of Whitney Houston with a tribute from Jennifer Hudson. Hudson’s performance was touching and well received. Houston lived a very public battle with both an abusive spouse (Bobby Brown) and a dependency on drugs. In an ironic commentary (at least to my eyes) on domestic violence, Chris Brown was the performer immediately following Hudson’s tribute to Whitney.

Drop the Puck! Again…and again…and again….


M-I-L: “Are you doing anything special this weekend?” Me: “No, just the usual kid, sports, and birthday party stuff…” This is the conversation that happens every Thursday afternoon, like clockwork, between my mother in law and me. In reality I am scared to speak the truth for fear it may break me.