The tragic tale of Larry Joseph Swartz, beginning in 1991, came to an end in 2005 when Swartz died at the age of 37 ,after he served a 9- year sentence for brutally murdering his adoptive parents, at the age of 17. Swartz’s story begins in the foster system until he was adopted at the age of 6… Continue reading Foster Families Instill Fear and Failure – Part II
I`ve blogged about the foster care system before but recently i ran across a few personal accounts of being in the system and they are much more moving and real than stats. watch corrupt child protection agents steal kids You have to wonder: why do people who obviously hate children, foster them. watch child protective services … Continue reading Foster Families Instill Fear and Failure – Part I
Recently I came across a blog by an author who started blogging before anyone else even knew it existed. You might be a subscriber yourself to Penelope Trunk. She used to write for her blog Brazen Careerist. Her voice is very cool, even when she is dispensing words of wisdom about your career (that’s what… Continue reading Families Without Boundaries Build Walls
Seldom do we put together danger and sex in children’s stories but the history behind many folk and fairy tales often intertwines the two. In fact, many old tales were used as a warning to young virginal girls and adults about guarding the innocence of girlhood. They were tales about morality and the implication that a deflowered… Continue reading Dangerous Sexuality in Kids’ Fairy Tales
a living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing the bird above his chamber door. Once upon a midnight dreary in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe wrote the Raven, knowing that the creepy superstition about blackbirds (also known as ravens, jackdaws, magpies and crows) were a suitable metaphor for his hero’s loss and despair. The poem tells of a talking… Continue reading quoth the Raven nevermore”
Not at all, is your impulsive reaction. So would I. But the disturbing documentary, How Evil Are You, on watchdocumentary.com proves anyone can become evil, or at least exhibit evil behaviours given certain circumstances. It dabbles a bit in genetics but doesn’t prove anything concrete through DNA. watch curiosity – how evil are you An experiment known as… Continue reading How Evil Are You?
While we’re on the topic of Ancient Greece and physical, luscious beauty (my Irish ancestors are Greek…), in the spirit of the London Olympics wherein my country Canada fell down upon itself, (especially compared to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics wherein Canada set a historical record for the most gold medals in winter Olympics history), a time… Continue reading Ancient Greece and the Original Olympics