One strong arm robbery (no weapons) turned into 2 when the take on the first was too light. The 2nd got us caught. I was driving, and we were about to pull away but a car blocked us in. A man jumped out waving his gun and badge. It was an off duty cop, out for an afternoon of shopping with his girlfriend. We were boxed in and…
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A child’s exposure to violence can have consequences for his development. Children exposed to violence are more likely to have internalizing and externalizing behavior problems (Peled 1995). Risk factors have a cumulative impact and can span over 5 domains. In other words, the more risk factors spread out over multiple domains one has, the greater the likelihood for serious delinquency ang gang involvement.
The suitcase sat in an empty corner of her bedroom, labels dangling from its handle, its brand-newness glittering. Deep red, her favourite colour, and the recommended hard shell. The manufacturer promised it to be lightweight. Lightness of being was what she was aiming for. That and a tough exterior. Could the two be achieved together […]
There’s no argument about it, the side effect of life, is death. Few want to acknowledge it to themselves let alone talk about it. But, what can we do to make our living experience worth the ultimate side effect? I say laugh your ass off, or at least until it’s hanging by the remote that […]
We often talk about throwing caution to the wind when we aim for success in any field of interest, then in the next breath, we warn against indulging our passions or senses excessively. Sometimes, it is hard to determine which actions brings success; excess or moderation. Do accomplished artists develop their craft with temperance in mind? Probably not. They obsess about their work,
As most of you that have read my blog for any length of time know that every morning from 6AM to 7AM, I walk with my ex-neighbor in Dallas. We simultaneously, try to solve all the world’s problems…well that and trying to breath. Between the Kansas City humidity and the Texas heat…trying to get our 5 […]