I recently discovered this word, schadenfreude. A German word whosemeaning is defined as the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfactionthat comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, orhumiliation of another. I have a friend, currently in a Tennessee jail, who I have previously writtenabout. He was accused of possessing child pornography. He denies … Continue reading Schadenfreude
Just over a year ago, in Minneapolis, a police officer, and the culture of limitless police power, took the life of a man. On a whim. Without regard to his civil rights, or the effect such a choice would have on the people with whom his life intersected. It was a crime perpetrated by a man, a cop, who felt he was above the law. A cop, who most … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe
Sheriff Judd arrested 17 people in “Operation Child Protector” which ran from July 27 through Aug. 1. The sting created a revenue stream for central Florida by generating a purported 49 felonies and two misdemeanours, including “travelling to meet a minor for sex, attempted lewd battery, use of a computer to seduce a child and … Continue reading Thank goodness for Grady Judd!
In my last blog I explained Occums razor and Hickam's dictum as a way to use psychology to understand why it is so hard for others to believe the truth we are telling them. There are other psychological terms that come into play here, not withstanding that most of us have believed the police hold … Continue reading The road to HELL – Part 2
I used to be an avid traveler. Before Hell started. Before my life was upending and my smile took a vacation. Back when I was happy, carefree, oblivious. Back when I could, and did, make travel plans every year. Biannual family trips to explore the great American map. Camping, road trips, weekend getaways. Yearly trips … Continue reading The Road to HELL