Nomads: Part Four of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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And the road becomes my bride. I have stripped of all but pride, so in her I do confide. And she keeps me satisfied, gives me all I need (Metallica) Now that Narrowgate was banned from meeting on campus, we met in various locations as a temporary arrangement as we worked things out.  It was about this … Continue reading Nomads: Part Four of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Special Report: Part Three of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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I think that I'm now somewhat caught up and have filled in as much detail as I can. Thank you for your patience while I got my chronological crap together. Also, thank you for humoring me in sharing some of the back story of how Pooky and I met and became a couple. We truly … Continue reading Special Report: Part Three of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Flashpoint: Part Two of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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When you finally regain control of your life's story from abusers who have held the pen for so long, it can take time to get the courage to write again, to say in effect: "You are no longer the author of my story and I do not need your approval to write the next chapter." … Continue reading Flashpoint: Part Two of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

25 Years Later: My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College (part one)

My daughter is a student at Messiah College (soon to be Messiah University) in South Central Pennsylvania. She writes articles for the campus newspaper, and has access to their news archives. One day, she sent us pictures from her iPhone of an article dated December 1st, 1995. The title, "Walking the Straight and Narrow Gate," … Continue reading 25 Years Later: My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College (part one)

Harry Potter and the Whistleblower Archetype

“If you don’t take action now, you’ll settle for nothing later.” -Zach DeLeRoche, lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. In the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry is one of the few people alive who knows a terrible secret: The enemy of all that is good in the world, Lord Voldemort - … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Whistleblower Archetype

The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

So there is a lot in the news right now about our devices eavesdropping into our private conversations. This problem snapped into vivid focus the other day, when I got a Facebook advertisement about a very detailed specific medical procedure. And it just so happens that in just over a week, I'm going in for … Continue reading The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…

November, 2018: Introspection So I've been doing quite a bit of introspection and research on the topic of abuse, and the ripple effect on the pool into which the stone of abuse has been cast. If I'm honest with myself, I've been doing research into this topic all of my life, since my earliest experiences … Continue reading Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…