One thing that is becoming apparent with all of these high-profile shootings is that there are too many poorly trained officers on police forces around the country. This would not be as much of a problem if law enforcement officers could be held accountable for their actions. As we saw with Philando Castille, it is... Continue Reading →
In all due respect to McCain, the problem with "bombastic loudmouths" in the media is due in part to the party to which he belongs. Let us keep in mind that many of those loudmouths are the ones that worked diligently to build up his party's power. Let us not forget that those loudmouths are... Continue Reading →
Dear Spammers, I appreciate that you find my writing... ummm... inspiring. While I understand that we all have our own fetishes, a simple click of the like button would have been sufficient. FYI, sharing what you do with chickens and monkies with white nationalists might not be a good idea. Thank you. (I probably should... Continue Reading →
With the rise of Mr. Trump, people are getting outraged at all sorts of antics that the Republican administration is pulling. Conversely, some people take an attitude of apathy when just a couple short years ago, when Obama did something similar, there was outrage. Why do we accept such hypocrisy? It is like sports. When... Continue Reading →
Companies like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T claim that they would never throttle users or other web sites but they have been shown time and again that they are not being truthful. The truth is that these companies want to turn your Internet into what you get with cable TV; you will only see what you... Continue Reading →
While the third parties are going about it all wrong (they should be concentrating on local races and building a movement), the fact that the system is rigged against them is morally wrong. There are few reasons why ballot access should be as restrictive as they are. Laws that limit ballot access are there for... Continue Reading →
Ah, yes. The last bird of the July. This week was a toughy. Of course, there was plenty of reasons to give it to Mr. Trump but alas, he is excluded from consideration. John McCain took the early lead with his vote that would allow the Republicans to take healthcare from millions of Americans while... Continue Reading →
There is an old and overused refrain used by the Republicans and conservatives that for some reason the press is always biased against them. Whenever things do not go their way, it is always the media fault for it. With the election of Mr. Trump, the criticism of the media has been taken to a... Continue Reading →
When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
I do not really see the parallels between Trump/Mueller and Clinton/Starr. In the case of Starr, he was brought in to investigate the Whitewater deal but when he failed to find any convincing evidence that there were any laws broken, he changed course to investigate Clinton's sexual escapades in the Oval Office. In the case... Continue Reading →
I probably should stop holding the toddle when I am not wearing a shirt. She brings out the alabaster in my skin. Maybe I should just avoid mirrors instead?
Why does a funeral home have a booth at a health fair?
What if? Have you ever sat somewhere pondering life and thought what your life might be like had you made a few different decisions. As most of you know I am a thinker by nature and I've wondered about things like this on countless occasions. The 'What If' question can be incredibly dangerous or it... Continue Reading →
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!"
Issue is this, I don’t recall asking for permission to live. Did you? Didn’t think so. Unfortunately, we encounter people along the way that will impose their view, their standards and their expectations on you. But you are completely allowed to have your own. You know your path, you have been surviving your life and experiencing... Continue Reading →
Pete investigated the paranormal for years. In all that time, he was never afraid even when he would foolishly investigate alone. Until tonight, the worse to happen was a skinned knee when he tripped over a rock in the middle of a dark wood. What he saw in the basement of that abandoned farmhouse was different. Those eyes did not belong to something of this world. At first, he thought the Sulphur smell was from a fuse blowing but he was no longer sure. All he knew was that he was in the presence of something evil and possibly demonic.
It was a special day for Little Jonnie. It was his birthday. He woke in the morning and combed his golden locks of hair and brushed his teeth. The day was long for him because he was so excited. There was going to be a party later. Everybody was going to be there. It was... Continue Reading →
Grace instructed the group on the details of the séance and Griswold wondered why everyone was needed but he decided to not question, He watched as Pete went around the room placing candles and incense and Grace drew a large pentagram on the floor. She referenced a notebook that she held and used red colored chalk. At each point of the star, she copied a set of stylized runes that Griswold thought as cursive Viking runes. Before finishing, Pete placed candles where each line crossed inside the circle and his SpiritMic in the center. Griswold took one last look at the video feed before turning off the monitor. When Grace and Pete finished, Linda stood before the group and led a prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. After the prayer, Linda gave the floor to Grace.
Griswold saw Chris hold up a familiar green bottle of Huntsman as he descended the stairs into the basement of the abandoned farmhouse. He noticed someone brought the folding table and his gear was sitting on it. After setting up the remote cameras throughout the house, he was ready for a drink. He walked over to Chris for the bottle. “Hey Griz! The spirits are here.” Griswold took the bottle and had a drink, “Thanks. I needed that.”
To answer the question I am assuming is on all of your minds, yes, everything is traumatic to my hyperbolic little mind. Especially fight scenes. There’s a lot to them, and that means that you run the risk of fumbling the execution, and that’s never fun. Source: 6 Ways to Make Writing Fight Scenes Less... Continue Reading →
The other day, I walked into the local theater to watch a showing of Captain Phillips. As I approached the door to Auditorium 4, popcorn and Pepsi in hand, I could hear the trailers still running, complete with epic music and bass-heavy vocals. Whatever was playing sounded pretty good, so I elbowed through the door... Continue Reading →
One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism—but new research suggests that current diagnostic methods overlook girls, meaning even more kids may be on the spectrum. Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Notably, females with autism may be closer to typically developing males in their social abilities... Continue Reading →
Everyone wants to be in slightly better shape. It doesn’t matter who you are, from the skinniest model to the laziest couch potato; everyone wants to be able to reach their full potential when it comes to physical fitness. Why then, do so many people never end up managing to do that? One of the... Continue Reading →
Beware when you landscape your homes, even seemingly innocent changes can have serious consequences. I received a call back from the Oklahoma State University this morning about my poor blighted Maple tree. OSC has a wonderful Arborial Department with an amazing laboratory that tests for diseases and infestations then gives advice on how to treat... Continue Reading →