Death

Death

Dealing with death is hard. And, I don’t think we ever get over the loss of a loved one. I think we just learn to live with (to cope) with the grief that can plague us, daily. Someone I know through these varied Portland networks just reconnected with a...
Three Years

Three Years

The 19th has passed. The third anniversary of my sister’s brutal murder in a murder-suicide performed by her recently made ex-boyfriend. This was my rude awakening into Domestic Violence and its horrors. It’s like I have a heightened awareness of domestic...
Three Years

When I was in my 20s…

I love being in my 30s. It feels like I’ve finally matured. People always told me I was “mature for my age”, but this is different. I feel like I’m finally learning the lessons I was given years ago. Often, I find myself saying things like,...
Missing You

Missing You

Today, I am thinking of my late sister, Cristi Curtis.  She was shot to death by her estranged boyfriend on July 19, 2007.  Many things have changed since, as time ever goes on; but missing her has not.  I dreamt about her for the first time in maybe a year at the...
Honor

Honor

GVSU Women’s Center has a Silent Witness Project where they honor DV victim’s with a short bio and a call to remember the victim’s name. My sister, Cristi Curtis was placed on this list.  When I saw this, just a few moments ago, I felt anger and rage...
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