Donating To Charity – It’s Win/Win For You! I don’t know about you, but when I hear people raising money for charity I develop a mixed jumble of emotions. Announcement First up, let me say: for 99 cents/pence you can purchase a wonderful ebook (“hauntingly beautiful”) and I will donate 50% to charity…. please do read on…. Over the years I’ve given to cancer research, … Continue reading Jackie Parry – Guest Blogger: Not Just Another Horse Tale
While my next book, “Riddle”, is basically a romantic thriller it touches on an issue that I’ve been concerned about for some time. About twenty years ago it came as a shock to me to learn that babies and children of indigenous First Nations People were systematically taken from their families with the belief they would have better lives if they left their heritage behind … Continue reading The Story Behind “Riddle”
On January 6, 2007 a young couple in East Tennessee was kidnapped. Channon Christian was just 21 years old and her boyfriend Christopher Newsome was 23 years old. They were carjacked by multiple assailants in an apartment complex parking lot where they had gone to visit friends. But that was just the beginning of the horrors they would endure over the following days. Taken to … Continue reading Justice Served?
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?
. Apparently the new internet rage is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I’ve lost count of how many of these challenges showing people dousing themselves with ice water I have seen during the last few weeks. According to Wikipedia, the internet know it all resource, “The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice … Continue reading The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge