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MacKenzie Phillips Survives One Day at a Time

  If you are over 30, you’ve probably heard of the 1960s band ironically titled The Mamas and the Papas. You are probably too young to have heard them live when they were in their glory days. It seems to me you weren’t missing much. John Phillips, one of the Papas in the band, was anything but… Continue reading MacKenzie Phillips Survives One Day at a Time

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Murderous Men and Macabre Madness

Every hour and a quarter, 24 hours a day a murder is recorded on a U.S. police blotter. Men shoot and stab each other. They crack each other’s skulls with sash weights. They poison. They use fists. They put bombs in planes, killing dozens to do away with the one life they are after. 1957 is the… Continue reading Murderous Men and Macabre Madness

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A Killer in the Family

Have you ever wondered what happens to the family members of convicted murderers? Imagine discovering your sibling, spouse, or child is a cold-hearted killer and you find yourself as surprised as anyone in the community. That must be a brutal experience itself. Then there’s living with the aftermath, becoming “that” family that raised a killer.… Continue reading A Killer in the Family

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After the Attempt … the Anguish and the Alleviation

When I was in my mid-20s a friend told me about a woman she knew who suffered from manic-depression (it wasn’t called Bipolar Disorder yet). She had 5 kids or something. Her illness had gotten the better of her and she killed herself. I think it was an overdose.  I remember feeling angry. I told… Continue reading After the Attempt … the Anguish and the Alleviation

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Writing Wackos and Weirdos a Way of Life for Wearisome, Wistful Women

Okay. Here we go.  I’ve blogged about death groupies before but this one has a slight twist to it. If you are interested in online dating an inmate in a maximum security prison, seek no more.  I have found a number of creepy links for you to pour over, whilst your heart throbs with anticipation. … Continue reading Writing Wackos and Weirdos a Way of Life for Wearisome, Wistful Women

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Confrontation, Confirmation and Closure in Court and Counselling

        I need closure.  I hate stories that don’t have an ending, that leave me hanging with questions.  For instance, the famous sexual abuse case of Truddi Chase (an alias for the actual woman), was so horrific that it is known worldwide. I wanted her to seek revenge, not the pretend revenge… Continue reading Confrontation, Confirmation and Closure in Court and Counselling