Monthly Archives: March 2016

I Should Have Just Said, “No!”

 I Should Have Just Said “No!”  Mary Latela, 3/25/16 I suppose I should have been skeptical that a fairly nice looking man wanted to spend more and more time with me. … First he wrote me a note, identifying himself … Continue reading

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Doppelganger?

Sisterhood? Amazing! Mary E. Latela March 15, 2016 I was curious about friends who identified as introverts, particularly those who are writers/authors/editors. Wonderful teacher @CreativeFriend has a great post about her personality. Joanna Penn, who writes books to help writers … Continue reading

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Threats to Take Away the Kids

Mary E. Latela             March 6, 2016 Since a mother trying to protect her children while also trying to either mend a bad marriage – which is usually futile – or to keep the home … Continue reading

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Wedding …

WEDDING DAY On the wedding day, I did look lovely. All the relatives came. The message of the day was based on a reading on trusting God. But the party was hardly over when I awoke to reality. We were … Continue reading

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Story that Saved My Life

Turning point …   Mary E Latela, March 6, 2016… The story that saved me was entitled “The Burning Bed.” (published 1/1/1980) by Faith McNulty, about Francine Hughes, a battered wife, who killed her husband after he made her burn … Continue reading

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Charming Guy or Abuser?

I suppose I should have been skeptical that a fairly nice looking man wanted to spend more and more time with me. … First he wrote me a note, identifying himself as a friend of C & MJ, mutual friends, … Continue reading

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Is It a Kidnapping if No One Died?

ML March 26, 2011 Is it a kidnapping if no one died? Is it a kidnapping if I walked in, stupidly, and he pushed me the rest of the way? Is it a kidnapping if when it was finally safe … Continue reading

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It’s My Vote!

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, March 3, 2016 For several decades, voting in most states was limited to white male landowners, called freeholders. Gradually, the franchise, or right to vote, expanded to include non-landowners, then African-American men, then women, and … Continue reading

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