Keep up with all the chapters at the book page of Facing Hate: Overcoming Social Smearing, Recovering Relationships, and Rebuilding Your Reputation.
This may just be the most painful yet most profitable journey of my life. Overcoming a social smear is a mountain to move, a volcano that seems to be erupting over and over again throughout our world today. This memoir is meant to vindicate me, absolutely, but the teacher in me won’t allow for mere self-reflection. There has to be a larger picture, an others-focused side to all of this. So I’m laying bare my soul for the many more — you, perhaps — who have suffered similar pain, the many others who will in the future certainly fall victim to the riots of social smearing. To be totally honest, more than once I considered spiking this story altogether. After all, don’t I have my reputation to uphold? I’m currently a respected charter school teacher with a publishing company on the side; both are essential parts of paying the Jeub bills. Wendy and I have wonderful relationships with our children — half now adults and many of them happily married — and we can’t get enough of our growing brood of grandbabies (our 11th due soon). We have our daily struggles, but nothing close to the earthshaking public shaming that we have already withstood. Why kick the hornet’s nest? Perhaps silence is the better, more civil option…
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