Author Archives: bettykuffel

About bettykuffel

Author and retired medical doctor with broad interests in writing, flying, photography and outdoor life. She is a monthly health columnist in Montana Woman Magazine and has three nonfiction Indie published books available on Amazon. Writing projects include: multiple books of fiction including a biological thriller, medical thriller series, a romantic intrigue and a mystery set in 1960 co-authored with her sister Bev. Dr. Kuffel lives in MT with husband Tom, two dogs and neighborhood deer.

Sexual Harassment

Exposure of sexual harassment behaviors and violence against women is finally being discussed. I am delighted that Time Magazine chose Time Person of the Year as the Silence Breakers. The Voices that Launched a Movement. After years of working in … Continue reading

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SEXUAL PREDATORS

Author Betty Kuffel,  MD Sexual predators are men with a sense of entitlement who look for vulnerable victims and do everything they can to avoid apprehension. They may be patient and bide their time. Whether the predation occurs in the … Continue reading

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PEDOPHILE BEHAVIOR

Pedophiles are hunters in camouflage who prey on children. Sexual predators usually seek an individual of particular sex, age and appearance, such as blond young women, or dark haired eleven-year-old boys. In the case of pedophiles, they target children of … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Mark Twain’s Thoughts

  In 1866, the influential daily newspaper, The Sacramento Union, sent Mark Twain on assignment to live in the Hawaiian Islands for four months. He wrote a letter for publication each week and was paid $20 for each submission. Letters … Continue reading

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A Room with a View – In Paradise

  For the first time in my life, I am on vacation with nothing to do, alone, in Kailua-Kona paradise on Hawaii. I can do anything I want to do, and what I am doing? I’m sipping Hazelnut-Vanilla coffee with … Continue reading

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COMBAT CHILD ABDUCTION AND ASSAULT

May 25th – National Missing Children’s Day May 25th is designated National Missing Children’s Day, as a reminder to keep children safer. When a child is missing, the fear, anguish and tears are endless. The photograph shows convicted pedophiles. They … Continue reading

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ACTIVISM IN AMERICA

Activism for me began on a freezing day in January, the day following Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. My friend Gina and I drove two hundred miles to march for human rights. We joined 10,000 women, men, and children of all … Continue reading

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March Sunrise

It’s been a long winter. I’m just sure there are daffodils beneath the two feet of snow we have remaining. The Prius has been buried for months and is finally melting out from beneath the white layer. We have been … Continue reading

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GO RED FOR WOMEN

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GASLIGHTING

 Gaslighting? Have you heard this term recently and wondered about the meaning? For self-preservation, beware. If you are a writer and wanting to develop a sinister character, consider giving your antagonist skills in gaslighting his/her victim.  Definition from Wikipedia: Gaslighting … Continue reading

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