We are so used to domestic violence disguised as entertainment, our moral responsibilities are being sold down the river. Maybe Phil Collins had it right when he said, ‘I don’t care anymore…you hear me, I don’t care anymore.”
I left the comforts and steady pay of the cop world drama on LAW & ORDER because the stories of murder began to take it’s toll on my soul. Every day we’d sit around and create more stories of murder. This is how I was using my creativity? The glorification of murder? I decided it was time to tell other stories. Having been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, I finally found my way into the telling stories for children. You could say I am now very protective of ‘my kids’, which are mostly the middle school children across the country, so when a network decides to use domestic violence disguised as entertainment where kids are the center of all the violence, I have to say, enough is enough.
Having grown up watching the original Hawaii Five-O, not to mention a fan of Scott Caan’s, I decided to DVR the new Hawaii Five-O. I know what I am going to get with a show like this, situational domestic violence, guns, murder, and all things network television cop drama. What I didn’t account on getting was a storyline involving situational domestic violence in front of and around a child.
As the author of Saltwater Taffy, a children’s adventure novel that inspires as much as it entertains, I have a big issue with most of the network programming we have today. Like most stories of situational domestic violence…