Chronic Illness, Medical

Beverly Hospital

Institutional Trauma: America's Holocaust   We’ll call our protagonist Rosa. But Rosa is not fictional—she is a real person. Rosa was resting in her home, watching television, and waiting for the opportunity to reach her doctor in order to obtain a referral to get a bed in a good hospital. She had a bed only if her doctor responded.… Continue reading Beverly Hospital

Child Abuse, Horror, NonFiction

My Story of Child Abuse

  What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question.  I've found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods.  I see pity in people’s eyes.  I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are children out there right this second that are undergoing the same kind of ordeal. … Continue reading My Story of Child Abuse

Child rape, journalism, Medical, NonFiction, Psychology

Salem Hospital

Joyce Bowen ✅ Freelance Writer, ✅ Child Advocate, ✅ beBee Brand Ambassador 🐝 Doctors are Gods; are they not? I don’t think so, but they think they are. I once had a doctor say to me, “Things are getting better.” And he was right—for doctors—not for patients. The Atlanta Journal Consitution wrote a scathing review of physicians… Continue reading Salem Hospital

Child rape, journalism, Mandatory Reporting, NonFiction, Psychology

Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods

    We are a society of subcultures. As such, each subculture develops its own policing mechanism.  Doctors have Board of Medicines; lawyers have the Bar; etc.  We have to follow the Law.  In most cases, these subcultures do not. I have no experience with anything other than our Massachusetts Board of Medicine. My first allegation… Continue reading Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods

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I wrote this for my readership back in University. I had a following comprised of teachers and students. This is what writing meant to me then--and now: ‘This Side of Life’ The last issue of “The Log” brought you your first glimpse of This Side. The Log Lords must have approved because they’re letting me… Continue reading

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My Story of Child Abuse

'This Side of Life'

What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question.  I’ve found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods.  I see pity in people’s eyes.  I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are children out there right this second that are undergoing the same kind of ordeal.  Young, dead bodies discarded like trash by the side of the road or on beaches…  See them and know that they’ve been released.  Children are toys—property of the adults who produce them.  Not everybody plays nice with their toys.

I kept my eyes down as a child. I didn’t know the moon could be seen in the daylight sky until my 3-year-old son pointed it out to me.  When he said, “moon”, and pointed up to the sky, I scoffed, then looked up and was amazed.  There it was.  At that moment, I realized I had…

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journalism, NonFiction, politics, Psychology, writing

No Justice for the Poor

It is well-known that Justice for the poor is rarely met. https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/more/resources/equal-justice-under-law/ https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/486481access_to_justice_in_the_united_states_virginia_lawyer_12-10.pdf In speaking to a legal representative about a case I was involved in, he told me that lawyers often defer to professionals even in cases where professionals have acted unethically. He further told me that he suspected it was all relative to how much… Continue reading No Justice for the Poor

Medical, Multiple Sclerosis, NonFiction

My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis

I woke up this morning, and my right hand was completely dead. I mean like this dead tumor hanging off the end of my arm. Like a skin tag. No feeling—no sensation—and my mind was screaming something about writing. How am I going to write?  The only way I could tell that I had my right hand is I… Continue reading My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis

NonFiction, Psychology

Un Mundo Incorporado está en el Offing.

Pamela 🐝 Williams me sacó de mi sueño complaciente con su pieza: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/two-means-to-an-end-an-opinion-piece He intentado ignorar lo que he considerado como un retroceso de la evolución durante bastante tiempo. Me acurruco en mis sueños y espero que los acontecimientos me pasen por alto, pero sé que en mi corazón no lo harán. Me embarco en un viaje de confianza… Continue reading Un Mundo Incorporado está en el Offing.

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Success

'This Side of Life'

Success  ÉxitoWhat is Success? How do you get there? Success entails a great deal of effort. I often define it in dichotomous terms of being a Victim or a Victor, but I’m wrong. There’s a lot of gray in between.

Success is a careful dance of listening and taking the bull by the horns and acting. There is a constant need to be willing to learn and supplant personal perspectives with new ideas. It requires flexibility in thinking. I find myself sitting here smiling as I think of Deb 🐝 Helfrich‘s and Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee‘s posts—two of the most flexible minds I have had the pleasure to experience on beBee.

There is a psychology to Success. I’m smiling again. A jump-up-and-down, screaming, “Yes” post was Juan Imaz‘s:https://www.bebee.com/producer/@juan-imaz/the-importance-of-flexibility-and-empathy-in-business What insight! What a distinct understanding of psychology in business!

Cream floats to the top. Those that are too rigid in their beliefs will never see the top, or…

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History, journalism, NonFiction, politics, Psychology

Trump = Obama?

I tripped across this email lodged in a 2008 file. I was an Obama supporter. The email pretty much speaks for itself. I’m going to go a bit Jim Murray -esk here.  I do not generally do politics.  I relegate it to parlor talk.  Politics generates too much passion.  But I get involved on a meager level… Continue reading Trump = Obama?