Autumn in Ohio

It won’t be long now until the trees are bare and winter’s wind and that ugly white stuff that no one wants to acknowledge will be here, and it will be yet another year that I am not back in my beloved home in the Mojave Desert.  BUT…I’m making the best of it, and I truly believe that everything that happens in our lives is for a reason and preparing us for the next journey that the universe/creator tosses our way.  I miss the desert A LOT, but while I was there I also missed the changing of seasons, especially autumn.  It is by far my favorite season just because of the brilliant colors of the leaves turning as they die.  That has always intrigued me – the leaves are dying and in their death throes provide the most amazing backdrops to our surroundings.  I’ve been so sick that I … Continue reading →

Alex is the New “Semicolon”

I haven’t written here in awhile, and it has been spotty at best for new blog posts. Honestly, after the defamation lawsuit it kind of took the fire out of me and the commenters.  Then I thought “well, maybe I have just outgrown my blog”, and upon reflection…nope, that’s not it either.  I guess I was thinking that I didn’t have much to say or no one would want to read what I have to say and then I reminded myself why I started blogging in the first place:  I LOVE TO WRITE.  I still send snail mail (Julie, I swear — your letter is almost done LOL) and I still journal in longhand.  I have notebooks lying around everywhere, and keep one in my purse.  I constantly write…everywhere except here and I need to change that. This blog started out as a spin on the name “Prinnie” which came … Continue reading →

KYAnonymous Wrongly Accuses Man of Sex Crimes

For the past few years it has been very troublesome watching Deric Lostutter aka KYAnonymous act irresponsibly online when it came to various cases that he is involved with.  As most know, Deric Lostutter is the Anonymous member KyAnonymous, who initiated #OPROLLREDROLL and who initially posted the now infamous Michael Nodianos video, as well as posting an Anon warning video to students that if they did not apologize to Jane Doe he would post their private information as well as social security numbers.  Deric Lostutter was wrong for making those types of threats against teenagers who may have tweeted ugly things to the victim, and sadly – he is still acting like this years later.   Not only does he continue to use the Steubenville rape case as his claim to fame, but he also uses his raid by the FBI as a reason to seek donations from kind hearted people.  … Continue reading →

ARMED AND DANGEROUS – Katelyn Settle and Zachary Dickman

According to West Virginia State Police, 20 year old Zachary Thomas Dickman Facebook page and 14 year old Katelyn Settle from the Brush Fork area are considered armed and dangerous by troopers after they allegedly assaulted a juvenile at the victim’s home.  From comments on the WVNS Facebook page, Katelyn and Zachary are brother and sister.   While teens wanted for attempted murder is really not something that out of the ordinary, what I did find interesting was the guardian of Katelyn’s comments on Facebook.  When crimes like these happen many always rush to judgment and point a finger at bad parenting. I’ve been guilty of it – I think most of us have. However in this instance. Katelyn’s father  immediately commented to the post and basically said that he did not raise his child that way and if she was found armed and officers were at risk, that they should take … Continue reading →

The Twisted Life of Gypsy Rose Blancharde

A few weeks ago, a friend posted on my Facebook about a missing persons/murder case in her hometown of Springfield, MO.  The mother of a disabled girl was found stabbed to death in her bedroom, and the disabled daughter was gone – nowhere to be found, and her wheelchair was left behind.  A strange message was posted on the Facebook account that they shared.  That in itself caused me to give the ol side eye.  Gypsy Blancharde was allegedly in her late teens yet shared a Facebook account with her mother?  The message posted said “That bitch is dead” followed by an equally disturbing “I fucken SLASHED THAT FAT PIG AND RAPED HER SWEET INNOCENT DAUGHTER…HER SCREAM WAS SOOOO FUCKEN LOUD LOL.” When friends of the Blanchardes couldn’t reach them by phone, they became worried that something was wrong.  It was then that a neighbor crawled into the house and … Continue reading →

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 my past and two because I am proud of my hometown and the drive and determination of what amounts to a little mountain town in the hills of Southern West Virginia. In 2010, the population was 379.  It’s very small but very laid out geographically because it’s country.  And when I say country I mean one gas station and the nearest grocery store is almost an hours drive or more.  It’s rugged but beautiful, and … Continue reading →

German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview

Apparently YouTube has been pulling the video and American mainstream media is not reporting on the interview.  With that in mind, I am sharing it because what the NSA was doing and probably continues to do affects all of us. From Buzzfeed: “In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself,” a current NSA analyst told BuzzFeed. “A lot of people share this sentiment.”   http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f93_1390833151 … Continue reading →

“I thought it was funny”

Beckley, West Virginia police had been trying to identify the person who recorded a vicious fight and posted it to Facebook.  After identifying  him as Timothy Gibbs, local news WVNS spoke with him to ask why he would record the fight and not intervene. ” I mean, what do they expect me to do? I was just sitting there waiting on the bus, I seen the fight, I thought it was funny. There’s a lot of fight videos on Facebook, I don’t see why everybody is on my case now.” Beckley, Bluefield Anyone who stands by and watches someone get his head stomped into the pavement is an asshole.  So, there’s your answer Timothy Gibbs.  You are an asshole and a coward. … Continue reading →

Battered Wife Needs Financial Assistance

A few months ago a woman contacted me on my Facebook page to reach out to me for help.  She is a victim of domestic violence and what broke my heart is the terror she felt for her pets.  She didn’t want to go into a shelter situation because she would not leave her pets behind.  Honestly, knowing how much I love my own pets – I could understand her desperation.  Given the choice what would you do when faced with shelter or the possibility of your pets being abused as well by leaving them behind? I reached out to some resources for her and hoped for the best.  She created an exit plan and has recently filed for divorce.  After being granted a restraining order against her husband, she appeared in court today and the Judge ordered her out of the house by May 8th.  Again, she is in … Continue reading →

Trial Rescheduled: Minor Witness Dies in Fire

This is such an incredibly sad story.  An 11-year old girl and her deaf grandparents died in a house fire in  Youngstown, Ohio.  It is being reported that the young girl was also deaf.  Around 3:30 this morning the neighbors heard a loud explosion followed by a second explosion.  One neighbor said the entire house was engulfed in flames from the bottom up after she heard the explosions.  The little girl was to appear as a witness in the trial against the man charged with raping her. Robert Seman, Jr. age 46, had been charged with four felony counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition, according to  local news.  The victim’s mother contacted police in March, 2014 to report that her daughter told her Seman had been engaging in sexual conduct with her for several years.  The rape charges could put Seman away for life if found guilty.  He … Continue reading →