Mother, Blogger, (Somewhat) Felon

Last week, I came home and found a note on my windshield. I thought it was from one of the neighbors asking me not to be a butthole about parking my car. Instead, it was a $42 parking ticket because my tabs had expired last month, and I haven’t gotten around to paying it because I am lazy and I don’t need The Man telling me what to do. I’m going rogue! Nissan Rogue! After I improve my credit score for a low-interest rate! I grabbed the ticket and sulked inside, where I grumbled as I renewed my tabs online and printed out my receipt....more

When I was much younger, I found myself driving through the streets of Manila, highly ...more

"All these brave young men noticed that there was a braver girl. And this is dangerous"

First they called her "that girl". Then, "madam". Eventually, they referred to her as "sir." ...more

Thanks for sharing. It is a wonderful story and a great example for women around the world. ...more

Rocky Mount murders go unsolved & unpublicized

Ten women in Rocky Mount, North Carolina have either been found dead or have vanished. Are they the victims of a serial killer? This is a story I heard about via a friend’s Facebook page. I was appalled that so many women have either gone missing or been found dead in this small town and I have not heard about it once on the news. ...more

Mother of Boy Locked in Closet has Previous Record

LaRhonda Marie McCall, 37, first made news this year because her 14 year old son had escaped from his home and informed police that he had been abused. McCall had basically kept her son a prisoner for 4 1/2 years. He was kept mostly in his bedroom closet and was not sent to school. Neighbors were not aware of his existence....more

Detroit Man Kills People for Money

Vincent Smothers, 28, will be going to trial soon for being a hit man in Detroit. He confessed to police: "I don't have a profession", "I kill people for money." Detroit Police caught him in a suburban alley and heard his confession of several killings in Detroit. According to the authorities, it is very rare for someone to be charged with so many death crimes. ...more

Craigslist is Helping Catch Rapists

Seems like Craigslist is contributing to society in a positive way, lately.With their help, police have made a 2nd arrest of another rapist. This particular rape occurred in Kannapolis, NC, on May 31st. ...more

That is great! I will check the site. Any organization or website that helps keep women and ...more

Daddy Can't Come Home: He's in Jail

There are some things you wait to explain to a child. Death, reproduction ... and jail. Some parents don't have the luxury of mulling the best way to explain the judicial system, because they're already living with the fall-out: either Mommy or Daddy is in jail.* ...more

We don't often think about the ripple effect when someone goes to jail -- thanks for pointing ...more

Pregnancy is not a Crime

Incredibly, in 2009, the rescue professions are still struggling with the idea that women…are you ready…maybe you should sit down…okay, here goes…women are the ones who carry the babies before they are born. Seriously, no kidding, did YOU know this crazy bit of physical fact? And even more astonishing, and to some annoying and seriously inconvenient, women are still often fertile after they land a job in emergency services and other male dominated work places. It’s crazy, isn’t it? ...more

I hope so, too Sarah. Thanks for the kind comments.

 TJ Smith


California woman claims her father was the Zodiac Killer

Her name is Deborah Perez and she said: My father was the Zodiac Killer. Her father was Guy Ward Hendrickson who died in 1983 of cancer. He was a carpenter and father of 6 children. ...more