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Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine!

To all my devoted readers,I apologize for my absence and I’m sure you’ve missed by lovely posts imparting my great wisdom. For the last several months, I had lost my writing mojo. Being a lawyer, of course, I still write for work, but my creative well had run dry. I’ve written not a word.  No […]

Firsts

Who hasn’t heard “there is a first time for everything”? Remember your first birthday? ( I don’t and am suspicious of people who say they do.) Your first kiss? First boyfriend? (Ughh, he set a bad precedent that at post 40 -years-old, I can’t seem to get away from. But that’s another topic.) Your first […]

Things I Must Not Do in November.

The month of November is upon us bringing many good things . . . Thanksgiving, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Black Friday and the start of the holiday season. For some of us writers, November brings a period of temporary insanity known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of which is to write a […]

Call to Action – Save Troy Anthony Davis

Two years ago, I wrote a post asking “Why the Rush to Kill?”  In it I discussed the case of Todd Willingham who was sent to death row in Texas and executed based on faulty scientific evidence.  I also mentioned Troy Anthony Davis, a man on Georgia’s death row due to faulty evidence.  Why  are […]

Review: The Fixer Upper

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars One of the rules to becoming a good writer is to be a good reader. So this year I took the Goodreads challenge to try to read a certain number of books. In addition to reading a greater number of books, I’m […]

Justice can be a bitter pill.

The net and tv are abuzz with debate about the Casey Anthony verdict, most people expressing passionate opinions either for or against conviction.  We’ve all heard that quote “better ten guilty men go free than one innocent man  be convicted.”  That belief is one of the fundamental cornerstones of the American justice system, but when […]

If you can’t do the time, then don’t do this…

Yesterday’s postaday topic was to describe the perfect crime. I can’t describe the perfect crime, but here are some “do’ s and don’ts ” gleaned from my years as a criminal defense attorney:     1. Don’t commit a crime with other people.  Nine out of ten defendants are “given up” by their co-conspirators.  If […]