Friday, October 28, 2011

Childhood Torture

For years I've believed that my PTSD was the result of parental abuse. A recent broken tooth brought to mind the terrible times in the dentist chair. Every year for seven years, starting at age six, there was, conveniently, one and only one molar with a "pinhole" cavity in it. The dentist then proceeded, without anesthetic, to drill out the entire core of the tooth, as in the movie Marathon Man. It's clear, now, that this was nothing less than sadistic torture by a man who should have been in prison, not practicing dentistry.
I've carried around a virulent hatred for the man my entire life and for the parents who trusted him rather than believe their own child. He's now dead. It's time to feel compassion for myself, for the horror I endured as a helpless child, and let go of the hate that's hurting only me.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Detroit Police Shooting

Waterville Sentinel Jan. 24, 2011
BRIEFS 4 cops shot in station; police kill gunman
DETROIT - Four police officers in Detroit's Northwestern District were shot Sunday afternoon when a gunman came in and opened fire.
According to Sgt. Todd Eby, the gunman walked in about 4:20 p.m. with a pistol grip shotgun. Unprovoked, he just started shooting, said Eby, who was sitting at his desk when the gunfire erupted. Eby said officers in the building returned fire, killing the man. The four police officers have been taken to Sinai Grace hospital in Detroit.