The New York City “Hoodie” Debate

If you don’t live in New York City you probably have never heard about the “hoodie debate”. Apparently some stores in Harlem are banning customers from wearing hoodies inside their stores because the clothing blocks video surveillance cameras from seeing faces. Some shopper’s feel this infringes on their rights, others see nothing wrong with the rule. I live in a small city in East Tennessee. … Continue reading The New York City “Hoodie” Debate

Book Giveaway!

This book giveaway/contest starts November 1 and runs through November 22,2014 Enter to win a SIGNED FIRST EDITION of “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” the premier offering from author Elizabeth Horton-Newton. This book demands answers to the questions why are strangers suddenly appearing in a sleepy North Carolina town? What do they have to do with widow Olivia Roberts? Why … Continue reading Book Giveaway!

The Ebola Conspiracy

As if concern over Ebola wasn’t serious enough, conspiracy theorists have jumped on board with what they think is going on. Fueling the already flaming fires they have thrown logs on the pyres exacerbating already panicked masses even further. According to a NY Times article it seems to have started back in September. The Times article states a Liberian newspaper, The Daily Observer, alleges the … Continue reading The Ebola Conspiracy

Another School Shooting

Once again our country has been rocked by a school shooting that took the lives of youth and left us with the question, why? What motivates a young person to become so disillusioned with life they resort to killing fellow students or teachers to alleviate their pain? What do they hope to gain by snuffing out the lives of others and often losing their own … Continue reading Another School Shooting

“View From the Sixth Floor”

My first book is currently available at Amazon in both Kindle and print. This story had been running around in my head for many years. My visit to Dallas, Texas and what was the Texas School Book Depository was the catalyst that pushed me to finally write it. As I stood near the so-called “sniper’s perch” I couldn’t connect that space with the “”x” on … Continue reading “View From the Sixth Floor”

“The Boy in the Suitcase”

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl My rating: 5 of 5 stars I purchased The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis some time ago and it sat on my Kindle while I read other better known books. Two days ago I started this Danish crime thriller and could not put it down. Although I struggled with the imagined pronunciation … Continue reading “The Boy in the Suitcase”

Why Stay? Why Leave? Why Abuse?

I have listened to the questions and read the responses to the domestic abuse questions; why do the abused stay and why do they finally leave. While I admit it started me remembering my personal experiences it also got me thinking about why I was being abused. Once again, as I had many years ago, I questioned whether I had done something to deserve the … Continue reading Why Stay? Why Leave? Why Abuse?