Bully Incident #9: The Final Stand with Bob (1979)

If you read my last Bully Incident story, you read about the moment I decided t0 fight back. This was not really what I wanted to do, but unfortunately learned that it had an effect that I wanted. Now, that bully was no longer a bully to me. Bob though… Continue reading

Take That Bullies…Here’s Paul Potts

Unfortunately I don’t live in Britain, because I missed seeing Paul Potts rise above his low self-confidence to win “Britain’s Got Talent”, with his masterful operatic voice. In this clip from the show, Paul admits that his lack of self-confidence prevented him from finding his dream. He admits that bullies… Continue reading

STAND UP! to Bullys

November 18-24, 2007 is Bullying Awareness Week. During this week several organizations are looking for grass roots support to get the word out and have programs happen to increase awareness. I am happy to help by providing you this link to www.bullyingawarenessweek.org and putting information on this site. The theme… Continue reading

Bully Incident #8: The Big Nose & The Black Eye (1979)

Sorry for the delay in writing. I’m sure you know how summer gets with vacations and the such. While I know I would love to write all of the time, time is not on my side. I volunteer many hours to groups that want more and more of my time.… Continue reading

Bully Incident #6: The Principal (1977)

During the years of Bob bullying me, there were many moments where the adults let me down. Looking back, I would chalk most of that up to either a lack of understanding of the issues of bullying or just the “kids being kids” mentality that I think a lot of… Continue reading

New Study Has Alarming Bullying Rates

Researchers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Standford University School of Medicine have recently finished a study on bullying that has alarming statistics. In the study, it concluded that 9 out of 10 elementary students on average have been bullied by their peers. Wow! That is a scary statistic.… Continue reading

Bully Incident #1: You Killed Jesus (1976)

As part of my understanding the bullying that happened to me, I’ve decided to chronologically tell the incidents of my being bullied starting from my earliest memories. As an adult, I often wonder if these stories are exaggerated from the mind of the child I was. I don’t believe so,… Continue reading