When good people make bad decisions. . .
The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson – Based on the journals and actual events of a young man turned fugitive By Patrice Johnson
Disclosure from P.C. Zick: I grew up in the same small town as the author. However, I have not seen her in nearly fifty years. My sister-in-law showed me the book on a recent visit. I immediately downloaded a copy and read the lengthy book in two days while traveling.
Riveting. Horrifying. Thrilling. And unbelievable, yet the book is not a work of fiction. This is the story of Patrice Johnson’s son, Tyler, and the choices he made while in panic mode in a post 9/11 world.
Once I began reading this nonfiction account that includes the journal writings and scientific ramblings of a young genius, I read late into the night and risked missing a family reunion. The story captured my attention at first because…
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Can you believe the kind of lies, cheating and alternate truths being told these days without any consequence, not just across the pond by Trump but by our own PM Theresa May? Are we all asleep? I’m gobsmacked, but we had so much of it this last year, we’re probably getting numb, and that’s what May is banking on, not on proving her points in actual debates. She can lock journalists out of her events, but here, I’m not letting her get away with this fascism:
On Brexit – 52%, its the ‘will of the people’ On fox hunting – 84% support the ban, but she thinks it’s important now to have a free vote #doublestandards #notdemocracy #torypartyinternaldealingsoverwillofpeople
“I’m listening to people directly” – Channel 4 political correspondent Michael Crick claimed a member of Ms May’s campaign team told him not to bother raising his hand to ask a question as…
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BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago on April 20, 2010. I recently did a book signing for Trails in the Sand, my novel that uses the oil spill as the backdrop to the drama unfolding in one family. “The race to save wildlife from tar balls approaching Florida’s beaches runs parallel to a reporter’s quest to save her family from an equally disastrous end,” I explained to a potential customer.
The customer gave me a puzzled look. “What was Deepwater Horizon?” he asked. “I forget.”
Please don’t forget. We must hold behemoths such as BP accountable for their actions. What was Deepwater Horizon? It was a horror where eleven men died and untold damage was done to our wildlife and the environment. Please remember.
To honor the lives lost and the destruction created through neglect of safety procedures, click here to download Trails in the Sand
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#WATWB -Spread the light.
Hello – The news is filled with plenty of the negative these days, but there are many stories out there of folks doing positive things to make a difference in our world. As a result, I’m participating in We are the World Blogfest with other bloggers who want to bring some light to our world and share news of hope.
I found an article that warmed my heart. We need to do more to help the homeless in our country, and here’s a model for other communities published on the Good News Network. Read the entire story here – New York City to Build 90 New Homeless Shelters in Five Years – Good News…
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Since its beginnings, Wikileaks has aroused both hatred and veneration among its followers and detractors as much as any other worldwide organization. However, what is most striking is that a large number of these people, including Donald Trump and the U.S. Democratic Party, have changed their opinions about Wikileaks several times over the last few years, revealing a high degree of hypocrisy.
In 2010, after Wikileaks published hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos provided by Chelsea Manning, President Trump said:
“WikiLeaks is disgraceful, there should be like the death penalty or something.”
At the time of the above statement, Trump was often criticizing Wikileaks and its staffers. However, during the last Presidential campaign, Trump changed his mind, and started to praise Wikileaks’ work while encouraging the group to continue disclosing secrets related to John Podesta and Hillary Clinton. He also suggested that Wikileaks was the most reliable media…
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This sums up my thoughts since the weekend of unhinged tweets. Fear for what happens next surrounds me. All this worry about immigrants? The worry for who sits with the nuclear codes at his fingertips is much more frightening. He must be opposed.
I sit here, worried and wondering: when will the sullen moments of a disturbed leader turn into more than toddler tantrums and become psychopathic rage that will bury us all?
It is hard to believe this perpetual farce occurring in America is real and not a particularly implausible and depressing episode of The Twilight Zone.