• alabamagunn commented on the diary post Throwing Chairs at Phil Donahue by alabamagunn.

    2014-02-20 13:27:37View | Delete

    I appreciate your comments, truly. It took me a long time to start writing for a number of reasons. I always felt my kids needed to know the story. They are both, almost, of the age to understand things and they deserve a record.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Throwing Chairs at Phil Donahue by alabamagunn.

    2014-02-20 13:23:38View | Delete

    Thank you for reading. I appreciate the time and feedback.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Throwing Chairs at Phil Donahue by alabamagunn.

    2014-02-20 08:43:05View | Delete

    I’m writing about the actual show next.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Throwing Chairs at Phil Donahue by alabamagunn.

    2014-02-20 08:24:54View | Delete

    I reference the genesis of the title in the piece. I didn’t want to end up in a situation like the Geraldo episode where he was attacked by Neo-nazis who broke his nose with chair.

    It’s an allusion to what I felt/feared could happen if you put all of us together.

  • alabamagunn wrote a new diary post: Throwing Chairs at Phil Donahue

    2014-02-18 21:11:57View | Delete

    ThumbnailLooking back, the felicity with which the media tracked down victims in a pre-internet world was unsettling. After my Dad’s assassination on March 10, 1993, my mom, sister, friends, and I huddled around the television watching news coverage of the killing, and it did not strike me as significantly odd when the phone started ringing with [...]

  • alabamagunn wrote a new diary post: The Funeral

    2013-12-04 20:49:36View | Delete

    Thumbnail Open or closed?  His question hung in my head, a mental metronome undulating. Open or closed?  It did not serve as a mantra used to focus the mind.  No, the attendant’s question precluded focus and only intensified mental molestation as it required an answer.  One would think we could agree upon an answer with relative [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post A Family Aborted by alabamagunn.

    2013-10-26 21:00:49View | Delete

    bgrothus, First, thanks for reading. I’m trying to post regularly (at least once per month) to tell the story of what it was like 20 years ago and how it is just as bad if not worse now. The choice movement has really stagnated over the past few years, and it is our responsibility to [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post A Family Aborted by alabamagunn.

    2013-10-26 13:59:50View | Delete

    Thank you very much. Love your handle, by the way.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post A Family Aborted by alabamagunn.

    2013-10-26 11:45:22View | Delete

    Thank you, DW.

  • alabamagunn wrote a new diary post: A Family Aborted

    2013-10-26 09:47:17View | Delete

    Thumbnail Tombigbee River Sudden violent death creates concentric ripples which spread ever wider washing and crashing over the immediate family on to extended family, friends, and colleagues. Those ripples ebb back to the deceased’s family. Sometimes, what rolls back is sympathy and genuine compassion. In other instances, a dangerous rip tide threatens to pull the family [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post A Man Can Have a Fine Voice, but This Does not Keep Him from Making a Fine Corpse by alabamagunn.

    2013-09-17 12:22:15View | Delete

    I’m glad you took the time to read the post, and am certainly pleased that you took the time to write a touching comment in response. My design at using the Treblinka quote for the title is in the context that it mattered not to his assassin and, others who adhere to similar beliefs, that [...]

  • David Gunn, Jr. is the son of David Gunn, Sr., the first abortion doctor to be assassinated by an anti-abortion gunman. Dear M and S, I do not ask for understanding, but comprehension. You both have questions. Some I’ve answered, insinuated, or obscured for the normal parental reasons. I owe you, though, the story as I [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Go and Tell the Grandchildren by alabamagunn.

    2013-08-29 08:29:14View | Delete

    That initial media circus was intimidating to say the least. I’m just glad it happened pre-internet! I’ve not watched, and typically didn’t watch my media spots, that Donahue episode in years. I believe that particular Donahue show was one of the more surreal moments of my life. It was days after the funeral, and I [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Go and Tell the Grandchildren by alabamagunn.

    2013-08-29 05:55:32View | Delete

    My son and I worked through it together as he got older. There were many elements which had to wait unitl he was older, and I think he still struggles. It’s profoundly difficult to explain hatred; yet, it’s something we have to do if we are going to move forward. Fundamentalism in any form breeds [...]

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Go and Tell the Grandchildren by alabamagunn.

    2013-08-29 05:50:37View | Delete

    I’m grateful you read and posted.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Go and Tell the Grandchildren by alabamagunn.

    2013-08-29 05:49:13View | Delete

    Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

  • alabamagunn commented on the diary post Go and Tell the Grandchildren by alabamagunn.

    2013-08-28 12:00:45View | Delete

    Thanks for the comment. I’m sure my girl will understand with time just as my son does now–at least on an intellectual level though the emotional absence is there nonetheless. I appreciate you taking the time to read, share your thoughts, and engage with the piece. It means a lot.

  • alabamagunn wrote a new diary post: Go and Tell the Grandchildren

    2013-08-28 04:29:20View | Delete

    ThumbnailA few days ago we were driving along the pine and oak dappled streets passing the brick and wooden houses we pass everyday on the way home.  We saw ranchers, split levels, and A-frames as well as the odd gentrified monstrosity that was formerly a 50s, 60s, or 70s styled family home but is now some garish [...]

  • Janet, we seem to have a lot in common philosophically. Please add your voice to ours and support our cause. Join us on the way if you are able.

  • Today’s conservatives lack reason, restraint, and, in some cases, sanity; however, they are well funded and know how to accomplish their goals; meanwhile, so called progressives put all their faith in the Democratic party hoping they will protect what few freedoms we have remaining. What are considered mainstream Republicans, they have succeeded in moving the [...]

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