National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

In case you’e not aware, April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. It’s a topic that’s close to my heart because my current work in process relates specifically to sexual assault on a college campus. Campus Sexual Assault is not new, and I don’t believe that it’s “worse” than it ever was. But it’s … Continue reading National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

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Golden Gophers’ Football Boycott Should End in Team Suspension

It’s happened again, and this time in my own back yard at The University of Minnesota where ten college football players have been disciplined for the alleged sexual assault of a female student. This isn’t a unique story.  Sexual assault on college campuses has been rampant for decades, but it’s only been recently — and possibly thanks … Continue reading Golden Gophers’ Football Boycott Should End in Team Suspension

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Sexual Assault, By Any Other Name, is Still Sexual Assault

As most of you know, my current work in progress is related to sexual assault.  For that reason, I’m hyper-alert (and probably hyper-sensitive) to the current rape culture that surrounds us today.  With that in mind, please indulge me as I relieve myself of the thoughts that have been swirling relentlessly in my head these … Continue reading Sexual Assault, By Any Other Name, is Still Sexual Assault

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“We are the Lions” with Steve Connell

It’s Tuesday, and I’d normally be elbow-deep in writing my current work in progress, but I got stalled by a video I found on Facebook that spoke to my project so eloquently that I had to share it with all y’all. As many of you have learned, my current work in progress surrounds the issue … Continue reading “We are the Lions” with Steve Connell

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Justice Denied. Again.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that my current work in progress (the novel I’m currently working on) was inspired by the issue surrounding sexual assault, specifically as it relates to our young people in academic environments.  Everywhere I look, it seems I’m being slapped in the face by another story about a young male who has … Continue reading Justice Denied. Again.

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Not on a Tangent: It’s my “Work in Progress”

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been rather silent on my blog lately. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may’ve noticed that I seem to be on a tangent lately as I’ve posted some rather vehement comments and links related to the topic of the sexual assault on college campuses, and … Continue reading Not on a Tangent: It’s my “Work in Progress”

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Anything But Yes is No

In the last week or so, the whole world has weighed in on the Brock Turner Stanford Rape Case.  For those who aren’t familiar, Turner was a NCAA Division I collegiate swimmer and olympic hopeful on scholarship to Stanford University, and was convicted of the brutal sexual assault of a young woman he met at a fraternity party. … Continue reading Anything But Yes is No

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