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 the rabid followers.  Long gone are the days of civil discussion.  Today “discussing” the case means victim blaming, harassing grieving families, stalking and harassing commenters who have a different opinion than the crime groupies.  It’s very disheartening, and probably one of the reasons that I haven’t blogged much for awhile.  I ask myself if the aggravation of dealing with these folks is worth it, and … Continue reading →

Deric Lostutter Did NOT Solve the Steubenville Rape Case

I have been hesitant to write too much about the lies being told by Deric Lostutter because I didn’t want to come off as spiteful, and to be honest was fearful of retaliation by Deric Lostutter aka KYAnonymous as he has vowed to destroy anyone who speaks the truth about him…even if it means he must lie to do so.  I feel that if I don’t speak out, then I become part of the problem.  Deric Lostutter is now legally targeting me and others by filing restraining orders for speaking the truth.  Make no mistake, Deric and the truth are strangers.   Deric is living in some sort of warped dream world where he believes himself to be a hero who “solved the Steubenville rape case” and “uncovered the rape case cover-up in Steubenville Ohio in 2012 resulting in the indictment … Continue reading →

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 →