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A Thousand Miles

Thanksgiving is a few days away. I’ll spend it with my husband, calling our kids who live too far away to visit, remembering our mothers who have left this world. Neither Terry’s nor my mother lived to enjoy this day, but we did. And we remember and give thanks for the good times when my mother was healthy and his mother still had a steel-trap memory. We forget the bad times when my mother was dying from lung cancer and his mother slipping into dementia. For years, the two mommies, Terry and I celebrated a string of wonderful days. Mother’s Day, within a week of my mother’s birthday. His mother’s birthday in September. Our wedding anniversary on May 11. We joined together in a group celebration with presents for each special day. My mother was a reader, so any mystery, thriller or suspense story found its way onto her bookshelf....
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Your Comfort Zone Could Be The Death of You


“If you really want to know yourself, start writing a book” _Theodore Roosevelt_ When I joined Toastmasters International, I became aware of my passion for writing. I delivered ten great inspirational speeches. But like most people I had the fear of public speaking and my aim for being a member was to overcome that fear. I realised that the only way I can conquer it was standing up in front of an audience and deliver my ice breaker, a speech about myself. I needed to get up and begin talking before an audience. It was uncomfortable at first, but the more I wrote and spoke the more it became easier to get used to. My reason for joining was that everything I wanted to do in my life involved speaking in some form. Then it came to my attention that most of us want to do great things with our...
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HER FINAL BREATH by Robert Dugoni

Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely love thrillers, especially crime ones, and my favourites are serial killers, which this book was about. The main character is Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite, she is still reeling from the murder of her sister when she is put in charge of the team investigating the serial killer dubbed The Cowboy. Her boss did not give her the job because he is in awe of her capabilities, in fact, he and Tracy have bad blood, and he is out to see her fall on her face. The team she is with a great, but she knows that the backlash of this case is directed at her and tries to shield her partner and the others from any fallout happening, to do this she does things on her own without them knowing. This is one of those stories...
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BRAGG V1 by JACK LYNCH

Bragg V1 by Jack Lynch My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received a copy of this book via the publishers Brash Books, in return for an honest review. Can I just say that I cannot thank them enough for bringing these amazing books of the late Jack Lynch to my attention, I have to say that his books are amazing, well-written, and the characters so believable. This particular book has 3 of Lynch's amazing stories. His Bragg private investigator character gets himself involved in various cases and each one is excellent. I cannot pick a favourite out of these because each story is terrific, I could read the author's works over and over and over and never get tired of them. I have chosen Die for Me to write about because it was his last novel. I like Peter Bragg, he is a very likeable guy, but not without...
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The Right Thing To Do, Part 2


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Peace.      Yo, I'm back with part 2 of my blog on the "The Right Thing To Do".  Instead of a brotha writing another article I decided to produce a documentary film on police brutality and due process reform. At first I was going to leave the subject alone.  I put in my 2 cents on how people should conduct themself with the cops but in March of this year I met a sista, Antwynette Houston of Louisville Kentucky.  I read her article on another social media site.  After reading her story I was shocked to find out how serious her case was.  What looked like a local parking infraction turned into an attempted abduction from an off duty Louisville Police officer.  Mrs. Houston suffered a seriously dislocated shoulder injury from the officer.  It's been over a year and she's still in litigations with Louisville Metro Police.    ...
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