Sharing Resources: Stalking Awareness Month Part III

Deciphering What's Real and What's Not Sometimes posts get noticed by PR firms, other social media platforms and pe...more

Know It. Name It. Stop It. Stalking Awareness Month Part II

Friend or Foe Through the years, I've had a few friends who stepped crossed the line of being friendly and became overbearing; who showed up at my door uninvited at inconvenient times; who was angry with me for not answering my phone when she called, repeatedly; who sometimes drove to my home to tell me she had been calling and I was not answering; who was jealous of the time I spent with DH (who was then Dear Boyfriend); who gave me expensive gifts; and the list goes on. These things made me nervous at times; angry at times; and left me feeling stuck in the "friendship." ...more
It's a sign of the stalkers frustration and lust for controlling his victim. I wish I had the ...more

Crossing the Line: Stalking Awareness Month

Paranoia While I have never been stalked, at least I don't think I have, the mere thought of it unnerves...more

California's New Anti-Paparazzi Penalties: Should Celebs Enforce Stalking Laws?

In late August, the California legislature overwhelmingly passed amendments to stiffen penalties connected to its current anti-stalking law. You can read the bill here. The objects of the amendments’ affection? Paparazzi who get too close. Lawmakers had sympathy for the idea that there is such a thing as paparazzi being too close, even to celebrities whom we might think don’t deserve such legal protections given that their careers are often spent in and dependent upon being the center of attention....more

They say it really extends to so much - this situation is no exception.

Makes my wander to ...more

"Bloggers Anonymous" Support Group. Any Takers?

Yes, that’s me standing in the corner with my arms raised yelling “Everybody look at me!” I’m completely obsessed with “BlogHer”. I ‘heart’ BlogHer. ...more

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Tale of Surviving Adversity

So Much More Than a Mom recently wrote about the events that lead to her breakdown. That got me to thinking about my own little breakdown. Cyndi's climaxed after a 2-year series of unfortunate events; mine climaxed after 8 14 years of unfortunate events. I *should* password-protect this post so that it doesn't end up being screen-shot or quoted on someone else's blog, but I'm tired of letting CAB hinder me. ...more

Legally, MySpace Mom Not Guilty of Much in Megan Meier Case

The verdict is in on Lori Drew, 49, the Missouri "MySpace Mom" accused of setting up a fake account to taunt 13-year-old Megan Meier, reports CNN. ...more

Well-written and thoughtful post, Nordette.

This case reminds me of the Texas ...more

Italy Adopts New Anti-Stalking Law & Other Terrific Progress

While I usually like to poke a bit of fun at the contradictions of living in Italy, known for its Quality of Life, I do run a monthly column on my home page listing great things that happen here. In January, despite the government's fall and their closing of the Italian.it portal (an $85M fiasco which you can read about in my blog), a few good things did take place to make it a better place for all of us: ...more