An Unseen Resident – Part 4: Attack

Have you read the previous parts of this blog?  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Picking up on the narrative from Part 3… During our sister Judy’s visit with us, one particular entity seemed to take a liking to her – or at least found amusement in playing games with her.  There is no window…

Where I Get My Ideas – Part II

At about 1 a.m. on Friday, I woke with a terrible pain between my shoulder blades. The pain radiated around to my chest and took my breath away. Being the obstinate person I am, I did my best to ignore it and tried to go back to sleep. A nagging thought did as much to…

What Would You Do?

Expect the Unexpected – Real Life Situations – What Would You Do? In this series of blogs, I’m looking at real life events where a person has found themselves in an unexpected and untenable situation.  You may think that this kind of stuff could never happen to you, but think again.       When the…

Sisters in Crime Spring Showcase 2013

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Sisters in Crime?  In a few weeks, I’m headed down to Southern California for the California Crime Writers Conference, put on by the local chapter of Sisters in Crime there.  But today I had the great pleasure of attending the NorCal Chapter’s Spring Showcase event at Orinda…

An Im-Possum-Able Situation

It all started at three a.m. on Friday. Mulder gave out one of his ferocious growl-barks that tells me that something is really wrong. I heard him hit the back gate with a crash, and I flashed back to his attack a few years ago on the idiot who tried to get into my house.…

Functions of the Police

As many of you know, I have just finished my BS in Occupational Safety and Health and am about halfway through with my BS in Criminal Justice.  The class du jour is Juvenile Delinquency, and one of the texts is Juvenile Justice in America by Bartollas and Miller.  Last night, just before turning my light…

Evil, Evil Balloons

BOOOOOM!   In the spring of 2007 I was a witness to the aftermath of people doing something stupid.  Okay, maybe not stupid, just ill-advised without consideration to the possible outcomes of their actions…   I had just been promoted and was working in my office late on a Saturday night.   The explosion came without…