How I Learned to Duck on Family Vacations

A few years ago, there were Three Little Siblings that Lit Out for parts unknown, on the lam from the law. They'd robbed a bank or something, and then stole a car. I found their tale fascinating, not so much because of their crimes, but because they were grown brothers and sister, and acted in unison, reputedly in cooperation and harmony....more

Sociopath: Someone who breaks into your Home

What is a Sociopath?A sociopath, technically, is not a psychopath. These are actual psychiatric terms, and to say they’re one and the same is like saying that eczema and psoriasis are one and the same....more

When Your Safe Place Doesn't Feel Safe

Living, Loving, Laughing... http://youthinkyoucanblog.wordpress.comSix years, five months, three days, and 18 hours, I met my husband for the first time on the driveway of his beautiful home.Four years, one month, two days and 2 hours, I moved into his beautiful home and I loved our quiet neighborhood.Two years, four months, two days, and 8 hours, I found joy in the solitude of my new telecommuting job. A job I can do from the comforts of my office nestled inside my beloved home in my quiet neighborhood....more

Fitting Punishments for Common Small Crimes

"Let the punishment fit the crime" was something that was said by someone famous.  I have no idea who. ...more

Support Grows for Debra Harrell: Parents Realize They're Overbearing Assholes

“The child is in the custody of the Department of Social Services.” Why? ...more
KnowWhatlMean KarenLynnn It's changed because parents used to know their neighbors.  They used ...more

Man beheaded in break-in, missing Wife’s Body found

In Putnam County, Georgia, a crazed killer may be on the loose (if he’s not already in another state by now). He (and maybe he had an accomplice) beheaded Russell Dermond, 88. Nobody knows why. At the time his decapitated body was found, his wife, Shirley, 87, was missing. But two weeks later her body was found near a dam, dead from blunt force trauma.Dermond’s head has not been located....more

Understanding Your Crew's Dating Pool

Understanding Your Crew’s Dating Pool…orHow to Enjoy the LeftoversUnderstanding that a crew mate is entitled to blow off a little steam once in a while, I’ve put together a list of Dooz and Donz, for da discerning wise guy. See my points below, and hey, if you have a beef wit any of my Tips for Tricks, come see me. Face to face, we will have a sit down and talk about it....more

Open Letter to Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy

Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy,Just stop. Stop reading my blog after this. Stop following me on Twitter and Pinterest and anywhere. I blocked you for a reason. It wasn’t an invitation to give me even more attention. It wasn’t a cry for help. It wasn’t another hurdle in your crusade to get my attention.It was a clear message – I don’t want to be your friend, your girlfriend, your online buddy, your anything. I don’t intend to say “hi” if I see you in public. I don’t want to have coffee. I want you to get out of my life....more

The Economic Terrorist

Most actions in modern times can be categorized as some type of terrorism, creating a form of overkill for the word. One of the most disgusting and inflammatory acts of terrorism I have been indirectly exposed to was economic terrorism. ...more

White-on-White Crime

Tom Clements, the head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, opened his door without hesitation on March 19, 2013. Yes, he lived in an all white neighborhood, but his neighbors were all nice people and he felt safe. When he saw a white man on his front step he didn’t think to be suspicious. That’s when Evan Spencer Ebel gunned him down.It turns out Evan Spencer Ebel was a neo-Nazi with an ax to grind....more