About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.
Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter)
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(photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
Very powerful video. Great.
I love Shane Koyczan. Great voice for antibullying and tolerance.
You find the most interesting and important things, Paulette!
You know, I just wrote to the friend who reblogged this, Sheri, over at The Other Side Of Ugly (wonderful inspirational site) that I carry around this pain in my heart. It doesn’t define me, it motivates me. Sometimes things ease it and make my heart feel better, happier. Sometimes not, like this one, the heartache comes front and center. I think it’s that pain that gravitates to these posts. Love you, kiddo.
Paulette, Thank you for reblogging.
Very glad to. BTW, if you haven’t been to Sheri’s site yet, I think you’d love it. Very deep, spiritual, uplifting…
Thank you. I will take a look. 🙂
I ❤ his guy.
Ditto to both. xoxo
This is OUT–stand–ing!
Thanks you reblogged it.
Glad to. He’s terrific. A voice with a lot of wisdom and power that needs to be heard.
Paulette, Once again I must thank you for expanding my vision. For showing me things that were right in front of my eyes. This is a very very powerful video which I am going to share. Thank you so very much. Bill
I saw it from a reblog at The Other Side Of Ugly, Sheri’s site–a great inspirational site. I love Shane Koyczan who I believe is doing a lot to open eyes to bullying and hatred. We need more people like him. Brilliant. 🙂
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Oh that’s great, Bill. Thanks. It’s a good one to share and dialogue about. Big hug to you. 🙂