*It may be hard to believe some of the hardened criminals who received death sentences went down fighting, so to speak, even while in the face of death. Although it is said that during this time, we become most honest, I tend to think it’s going to go one way or another: Either you’re going to be a wimp and start crying; or you’re going to be mad as hell, and start cussin’.
So I decided to research (with the help of Bored Lion) some of the ‘last words’ of folks who were actually killed for their crimes and I was actually surprised by some of them. You may be too. Continue reading →
*It probably would not be a stretch to say your first response after reading the title of this article is “Ewww,” and your second, laughter. Not a cruel laughter, just the kind of laughter that says, “I am so embarrassed for you.” So you can imagine how the Brazilian man who had to have surgery to remove a large eel-like fish from his bowels felt, when the nurses charged with the responsibility started laughing at him during the operation.
*A woman arriving on a flight from Jamaica landed in South Florida with a package she just knew had its own safe and discreet hiding place. But it didn’t take long for authorities to figure out the woman was hiding drugs – namely cocaine – in her vagina upon her arrival at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
KathyAnn Ferguson, 26, was abruptly arrested shortly upon landing at the airport Sunday afternoon, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report released Wednesday.
Ferguson, from Hollywood, was charged with cocaine trafficking and later released on $15,000 bond. It was unknown if she has an attorney. Continue reading →
*”911 what’s your emergency?” Sound familiar? We all know how serious things must be if you have to call those infamous three numbers: 9-1-1. And while we can appreciate our children having the wherewithal to do this if, heaven forbid, mommy is choking or granddaddy is having a heart attack, have we really, truly sat down with these little boogers and explained what a real emergency looks like?
Apparently not, according to some of the reasons our kids – of all ages – feel the need to place the call.
*Hey, one dads recipe against a potentially greater disaster might not suit all tastes, but he may be on to something that may prove much more effective than a good old fashioned butt-whipping. When he caught his 10-year-old daughter passing herself off online as a teenager, he not only went ballistic – he jumped into action. She may not be smiling now – as evidenced in the photos above – but she’s safe.
So much has changed over the years, and much of it is the result of technology. With the touch of a button and a wee bit of imagination, your message, true or false, can reach millions.
In this new viral universe, a wallflower can be the most popular guy in school. A woman can be the most handsome man in the world; and a child in elementary school can now be a teenager…without actually going through the development process.
*Symone Greene, a 22-year-old woman who was hired to fill in for the planned absence of an English teacher at a D. C. Charter school is in a whole lot of trouble today. She has been charged with allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student in the classroom.
The student admits to flirting with the young substitute teacher and giving her his cellphone number. But it was soon after, when she initiated the texts to him, that things got “kinky.” Continue reading →
*Generally when we think of Native American women and their contributions to history and society, Pocahontas and Sacajawea come to mind. That is, until this groundbreaking book by Cherokee/Seminole heritage author KB Schaller, M.Ed., 100+ Native American Women Who Changed The World. Warriors, educators, an aerospace pioneer, a Catholic saint…100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World is a stellar collection of historical and contemporary women of indigenous heritage who have contributed to the survival and success of their families, communities – and the United States of America. This book is destined to be in classrooms throughout the country. Continue reading →
*I sure hope you won’t judge me too harshly here. But wouldn’t you be even slightly interested in knowing exactly who would show up at your final farewell? What better way to know than to have it before you’re gone. Don’t you wonder if nosey ass “Brenda” who never did like you anyway would all of a sudden get a rush of sorrow and come? Or what about Miranda? She’d probably be the first one screaming and hollerin’ with her phony ass. Then there’s your ex, Billy – who would probably have the nerve to show up with his new woman because she’s probably as insecure as he is; and she wants to see that you’re dead with her own eyes.
That’s why you probably shouldn’t throw your nose up at the idea of planning your party now. While you can be here to appreciate it, and it can be done on your own terms.
Like Karil Harrington did.
Harrington, a nurse, may be on to something. She staged one helluva party for herself called, “Rave Before the Grave.” And I hear they partied hard. No tears were allowed. And, although the attendees knew their loved one would soon be gone, they were glad she was there with them to hear them say goodbye.