Secrets Come to Light

Secrets Come to Light

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. -Luke 8:17 On a warm Sunday morning in December, I dressed appropriately and left the suburbs for downtown. I pulled into the crowded lot at First...
Lay Back and Enjoy It

Lay Back and Enjoy It

“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” —Alyssa Milano It has been a year since the release of my book, Kept in the Dark, where I shared not only my parents’ story regarding abuse but also...
2017: My Year In Review

2017: My Year In Review

“You could feel the ground shifting in January when, a day after a man caught boasting about sexual assault was sworn in as president…” Entertainment Weekly This time last year I was anxiously counting down the days until the evening of my book launch for Kept in the...
Home for the Holidays Part 5

Home for the Holidays Part 5

In 1985, Christmas changed forever in our home. My mother Joyce, the sun that my father and I orbited around, was gone. We still managed to put up a tree but honestly, no tinsel or blinking lights could replace the sparkle in my mother’s eyes. We no longer needed...
Home for the Holidays Part 4

Home for the Holidays Part 4

My family opened the Mistletoe Shop, a year-round Christmas store, in 1979. My mother and I operated the store together until she passed away in 1985. It was an amazing experience leaving me with so many stories to share and a few that I better keep to myself! Having...
Home for the Holidays Part 3

Home for the Holidays Part 3

I can remember three rules in the York home pertaining to Christmas. 1) Christmas lights had to be multi-colored. I’m not sure there were many options of light colors in the 1950s and early 1960s other than multi-colored. However, I do remember neighbors that used...