Justice too

Justice This past week my uncle died. He had begun raping me nightly when I was four and the abuse continued until I was nine years old. When I was sixteen, I told my family what had happened. I was not believed. When he finally admitted it in my early twenties, I was blamed. I had enticed and entrapped him.

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this is me…

This is me… I was a fearless child. Wait…correction. I was a child for whom the unknown held no terrors. I can’t say as much for my ‘known,’ but when the unknown came knocking, I invariably rolled with the punches.  I was nothing else, if not resilient. My ‘known’ was bad enough. I’ve often examined how as a survivor of

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i love a party!

I love a party! To celebrate the release of my book, ‘When It’s Done: The Making of a Chef’ there will be a champagne reception on November 16th from 6-9 pm at 36 Rehoboth Avenue second floor of Grotto Pizza. Everyone is welcome to attend! No tickets or purchase necessary just bring your smiling self and a hug. All books

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love one another

Love One Another No matter what happens with the election outcome, one thing I know for sure is that we need to start loving each other a little bit more. As a social media influencer who has frequently asked difficult and thought provoking questions, I have never been more stunned by the lack of civility and empathy in the responses

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When It’s Done: The Making of a Chef

Gretchen Hanson has turned up the heat! Gretchen Hanson, award-winning chef and former owner of Hobos Restaurant and Bar in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, has stepped away from the stove long enough to write a unique and entertaining cookbook, When It’s Done: The Making of a Chef.   More than just a book of recipes When It’s Done is a poignant, layered memoir, each chapter designed to soothe,

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