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Sunday Prose

Editorial… On Watching and Joining

Editorial… On Watching and Joining

She asked, Why? Why don’t they do something? Why do they let them get away with this? How many times do we have to go into court before they do something? She was frustrated, sad and disheartened by the lack of support or respect for moms, parents who expected the system to perform for those […]

Dear Deadbeat Dad…I Have a Voice

Dear Deadbeat Dad, When you didn’t pay your child support, I knew. No one had to tell me. The money didn’t come out of the machine – again. When the money didn’t come out of the machine, we had to go back home. On the way back home, the car ran out of gas.  When the […]

118 Years Strong, Boston’s Marathon Bespeaks the City’s Grit

On this Easter Sunday morning, TraceyC_Online would like to salute the athletes, volunteers, friends, families, and well-wishers gathered in Boston on this gorgeous Marathon Weekend in anticipation of Monday’s 118th running of the city’s finest show. Boston, its people, its fiber, its roots, bespeak the impenetrable mettle and foundation, the grit on which the Marathon […]

New to the Blog…Dear Deadbeat Dad

A new revolution is beginning on the Blog today. It’s roots took place several years ago, when people, mostly women and children, began telling their stories of everyday indignities suffered due to the lack of support for their children. The injustice was and is served up in many forms through the parents who choose to ignore […]

Editorial…On Watching and Joining

Editorial…On Watching and Joining

She said, “They pissed all over my car.” I said, “They pissed in my car.” She said, ” At least my doors were locked.”  I said, “So were mine.”  She said, “Oh no.”  I watched as the light bulb went off in her eyes. I hadn’t told her about what had happened. Someone else told her. Word […]

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

On Sunday Prose…Watching and Joining I have so many of these posts, collected over a long period of time, that I’ve stopped counting how many. I don’t have to. For each instance one is revealed, an onslaught of others follow. Many are willing to tell their stories. Many will be given voice. Many will be […]

On Watching and Joining…#2

On Watching and Joining…#2

No more Watchers and Joiners – bringing the subject of abuse to light. He said to me, “They did this to my mother. She was a single mother, too. I grew up this way. I saw what they did to her. They wouldn’t help her at all.”  His mother’s abuse situation, his situation, was unhealed […]