The Pathology Behind the Lie

I don't get spooked easily. But I'm spooked right now. Not because of anything imminent. But because I'm really starting to understand what kind of danger I may have been in. When the police first told me how lucky I was to make it out of my first marriage alive, I brushed off their concern. … Continue reading The Pathology Behind the Lie

My Side, His Side and … the Truth?

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One of the more infuriating responses I've received when others have heard my synopsis of my ex-husband's actions that led to the divorce is, "Well, you know how it is. There's your side, his side and then, somewhere in between them, there's the truth." After I swallow my scream, I try to respond with a … Continue reading My Side, His Side and … the Truth?

Telling Stories: The Lesson in the Brian Williams’ Scandal

I never watch television news. So I had no idea who Brian Williams was until the news about his false claims about his time in Iraq. All of the tidbits I read online or heard on the radio took the position that he intentionally and willfully fabricated these stories. Until I came across this one. … Continue reading Telling Stories: The Lesson in the Brian Williams’ Scandal

Lies, Damned Lies and Intent

I got into a discussion with Recovering WS the other day (you can read the exchange in the comment section of this post) that got me thinking about lies and the motivation behind them. The law distinguishes between murder committed with intent and killings that are unintentional collateral damage to another act. Should we do … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Intent