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Gypsy Rose Blancharde

HBO has done a documentary on Gypsy Blancharde’s case. I haven’t had an opportunity to see it, but have tried to keep up to date on the case as far as Nicholas Godejohn’s part in the murder.  This case is has multiple victims.  Dee Dee Blancharde was stabbed to death by Gypsy and her boyfriend, Nick because her mother was making her pretend to be sick while reaping the benefits from various charity organizations such…
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Domestic Violence Awareness

Over the years, I have had many women contact me seeking help out of violent and abusive relationships.  I am by no means a professional counselor or trained in how to counsel abuse victims, but I do what I can to help them find resources in their local area to assist in preparing their exit plan or to find shelter.  Recently, a friend became involved with a man who has a long, documented history of…
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Feeding and Perching

​​ I am so pleased with her development. Yes, he is a she and I am calling her CeeCee. Today she flew to my finger when I called for her and she finally ate mealworms and seeds.  She is getting closer to a time that I could release her, but I’m concerned about her lack of fear around the dogs. She flew to Wilson and sat on his back.  She does seem to be scared…
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Ceefus Takes Flight

I never thought this little guy would make it to be honest.  I’m told that most rejected baby birds in human care will die.  I wasn’t sure I was making the right choice by intervening rather than allowing nature to take its course, but I am so glad I chose to try to save him. He has grown so much since I found him. He had so few feathers and I thought surely he wouldn’t…
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Rhoden Family Murders

I have been following the Pike County, Ohio case because it is local and the “hillbilly” family dynamics is interesting.  I use the term hillbilly not as an insult but to describe the way of life.  I, myself, am a “hillbilly”.  I grew up in southern West Virginia and can relate to the small town atmosphere and cultural mores.  My life in rural Appalachia was rough.  I know poverty firsthand and what it means to…
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Feeling Homesick

I’m feeling homesick today.  More than usual.  I miss my desert home in Joshua Tree.  Coming back to Ohio was bittersweet and while it is always going to be my home…it isn’t “home”.  The desert was truly my happy place.  I lived in a 6-bedroom house in the middle of the desert.  It was 4 miles either way to get to a main hard road.  Sand for MILES and I loved it. It was so…
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When You’ve Finally Had Enough

There comes a time when behavior crosses the line from free speech and becomes cyberstalking and criminal harassment.  The free pass given for cyberstalking me and my family for so long has now expired.  For nearly ten years I have turned a blind eye to the harassment.  I didn’t file charges.  I figured that they would get bored and go away, but that hasn’t happened. When these individuals decided to team up with another to…
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True Crime Has Gone Tits Up

I’ve blogged about true crime for years and have watched with much dismay, as those who follow cases have become increasingly more aggressive in how they “follow” cases.  There aren’t many of us left who still write about true crime or follow them from the sidelines.  For me, it’s become a chore to get involved with (as in blogging) about some of the cases, and the high profile ones I tend to avoid because of…
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Meadow Bridge High School

I realize I haven’t really been blogging that much here, and most of it is because I’ve been busy and/or having massive writer’s block or…just don’t have it in me to be passionate about some of the crazy stuff going on in our world, but something was brought to my attention the other day on Facebook and I wanted to share this story for a few reasons.  One, because I really don’t talk much about…
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