I’m slightly OCD. Yes, I know it and they say knowing something is half the battle. (I stole that “knowing is half the battle” line from the old G.I. Joe cartoons I used to watch with my brothers back in the ‘80s…)
(*Trigger Warning: non-explicit content)
*Trigger warning: violence.
This is a semi-fictionalized account of real events that occurred in April 1990. Names have been changed or omitted, and conversations have been altered with creative license.
In our lives, we make mistakes. Some good. Some bad. Some that are laughable. Some that are forgettable. And some that are so profoundly stupid and potentially devastating to our lives that we continue to live inside the shadow of that mistake.
I feel beyond blessed to have connected with comedian Paul Gilmartin (of Dinner and a Movie fame). Today, Paul shares with us a bracingly honest account of dealing with covert sexual abuse and incest. I honor Paul’s forthrightness and honesty in dealing with his past, and helping so many others with theirs.
Please welcome my guest, esteemed poet and novelist Loren Kleinman back to the blog.