reply to post by lnfideI
Had taken to avoiding your posts. Read that one because I had the avatars all the way left off screen and didn't realize it was yours.
Much appreciate a more reasoned response to the OP. Thx.
As a shrink with thousands of interview hours under my belt . . . I'll assert that people and their stories are messy. Memories are flawed and messy.
4 people with their different individual perspectives may have 16 different views of the same event. May have 0.00000000000% to do with any INTENTION
to falsify or leave important bits out. It's merely human. Sequences get messed up in the retelling. Life is messy.
As a skipper, you MUST know that.
Sure, we do our best to be rational, logical, precise, accurate, wise etc. And at our best, life is still messy.
I felt and still feel that you jumped to some unfitting ASSUMPTIONS, interpretations and conclusions without SUFFICIENT evidence. And then to get into
questioning motives based on flawed foundation--and to a mother in such a situation--I just found that rather beyond the pale.
Given the normal messy-ness of life etc., I think there's every reason and plenty of time to give the benefit of the doubt. I had every confidence in
the MOTHER ON THE SCENE and in the community taking immediate fierce actions with police and whoever IF SHE FELT THAT FITTING AND WISE. Women do have
intuition for a reason.
Their brains do process many 100's of bits of detail and nuance automatically and come up with a conclusion that can be mystifying but quite
accurate. I trusted this mother's intuition a lot because of her character and presentation of herself. As it has evolved, I was on very solid
grounds to trust her in those ways.
May you have smooth sailing with as much excitement as you require.