Posts in category "Crime"

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten
It’s been a beautiful day here in Chicagoland. The sun was shining with perfect temperatures, extending summer into September the way we always hope for. It would have been very easy to ignore all the news reports about today being the 15th anniversary of the worst day in American history. But I never do, it... Read more »

YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good

YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good
Often times books and films have sequels that never seem to live up to the original. When I first read the thriller “YOU”, by Caroline Kepnes I could not imagine that anything could be better. It hit all the notes and buttons of being the kind of book that would become a bestseller. So, how... Read more »

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?
Just another day. Sitting in my office as it grows dark on what was a gloomy winter day, door locked and nervous to go outside. Ridiculous I know – why would I be afraid to walk outside here? Why wouldn’t I be? Trying to get some work done on my computer as the news flashes... Read more »
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Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?

Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?
This is a question that most people should know and state the obvious answer to. Then there are those who actually were up in arms over a Starbucks Cup that was too plain. A. Starbucks. Cup. Or as Ellen calls it: #cupgate. The Official Page of DV (dysfunctional veterans ) Radio put that one to... Read more »

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?
What a sweet face. Petite, blonde, blue eyed young girl with the pretty face that her parents have not had the joy of looking at in person for nearly four years. June 3, 2011 began a nightmare for Charlene and Robert Spierer that never ends. In the early morning hours of that day, their beloved... Read more »

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »
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"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too

"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too
I’m not typically a book reviewer, I just read something and move on to the next. I do read book reviews however and it was in People Magazine that I came across one of their “picks”.  They recommended a book called “You”, by debut author Caroline Kepnes. They referred to it as chilling. That’s all... Read more »

Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?

Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?
June 3, 2011. I was having a conversation with my younger daughter who mentioned a girl at Indiana University had gone missing early in the morning hours of that day. It gave me chills; my older daughter had graduated from IU the year before and lived in the same building as the missing girl. Her... Read more »

People Magazine: Shame on you for putting The Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding on your cover

I have been reading People Magazine since the first issue sporting Mia Farrow on the cover in March 1974. Sometimes their coverage of events is understandable. Other times it is reprehensible. It’s never pissed me off enough to stop reading though. That may change after this weeks issue. It’s no secret that I loathe Kim... Read more »
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The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?
On March 8, Malaysia Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am, destination Beijing. Since that time the flight has seemed to disappear from the face of the Earth. Theories and speculation as to what happened have been rampantly running through the internet, conversations and news. Since the first day when the plane lost... Read more »