The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is not often a book as intensely dazzling as “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine comes along. A forbidden love story takes place against the dramatic background of 1970’s South Africa and apartheid. Fine draws you into the story cautiously, laying the groundwork for the eventual affair between Elsa and Stanwell. By … Continue reading The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine
Day 10 Twelve days until Christmas! I have decided to launch a holiday giveaway. I will post a blog every day for the next 12 days. All you need to do to be entered in the giveaway is leave a comment about why you want to read my book http://www.amazon.com/View-From-Sixth-Floor-Oswald-ebook/dp/B00NPCZW6W. I will be choosing a winner every day for the next 12 days to receive … Continue reading Book Giveaway-Day 10 (Police Shooting-More Empty Chairs)
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?
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
Mobbing, or group bullying in the work place, is both contagious and insidious. People who would never be viewed or view themselves as “bullies” are drawn into the fray. These formerly “innocent bystanders” can turn from seeing the aggressor as “bad” to viewing the behavior/actions of the abused as “bad”. How do they reach that point and what can be done to prevent mobbing? … Continue reading Mobbing or Workplace Bullying
Between 1876 and 1965 racial segregation laws, Jim Crow Laws, were enacted at state and local levels in the United States. African Americans were seen as “separate but equal”. In 1964 these “laws” were overruled by the Civil Rights Act. In July 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act which included a “commerce clause” that made discrimination in public accommodations such as privately … Continue reading Arizona & the Anti-Gay Law