31 for 41: The Little Girl in a Tree

Dear Donovan, When I was a little girl, something bad happened.  I won’t write the details in a letter, but it was a sexual assault.  There are images and words that I can never forget.  There were bad days, but one day in particular was the worst. For so many years, I would not even thinkContinue reading “31 for 41: The Little Girl in a Tree”

31 for 41: The System and the Servant

Dear Donovan, When you were in fourth grade, I think it was, you came home upset one day.  Your strong sense of justice had been offended.  You had labored over a practice end-of-grade test with the promise of an ice cream party for the class who scored the best on the practice exam.  You achievedContinue reading “31 for 41: The System and the Servant”