Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Calling all Readers in Southern MN or Northern IA

I have been approached by an independent owner of the bookstore 'Sweet Reads' which is located in the community of Austin MN. She expressed an interest with having me discuss my novels - all three of them. If enough of ya want to spend some time together let's make it happen. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog; if you're shy drop me a private message via my website.

I'm glad we got the chance to talk today. I'll be looking over the books on this site but also will look forward to seeing them in the Sweet Reads store. Also, check out the information online for the Austin Artworks Festival - Aug 26-27 . The deadline says May 1 but it is supposed to say June 1. If the August dates are not going to work for you, then let's look over the summer calendar for an author meet and greet at Sweet Reads for you. Thoughts? Questions? http://www.austinareaarts.org/festival-about Lisa Deyo, Sweet Reads

Yeah, it's raining today.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Received This Comment Yesterday

I was writing The Boy in the Vest,

I never heard about this it must have been something your posted on FarcBook.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Chelsea Manning

Do Secrets Corrupt and Absolute, Cross My Heart and Hope to Die Secrets Corrupt Absolutely? Aren't better Governments, to a certain degree, based on the Freedom of the Press, the ability of sharing Thoughts and Concerns; Destination The Truth? First the Fear of Getting Sued totally silenced many followed up with this Chelsea Manning Kind of Thing. When I was writing The Boy in the Vest, many times soldiers would swear me to secrecy because of fears over what the military would do to them. Well have a good weekend and keep your mouth shut and your head down, be the lamb, not the lion, because you could be next.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Micheal Slager & Betty Shelby arent convicted but. . . then along came Officer Roy Oliver.

Oh the times they are a changing. You have pieces of The System starting to point fingers. The prosecutors are running to juries. Lets hold our breath and hope better days are in the offing. I agree with the comment below, from yesterday. Well stated. Seems like killing an unarmed kid is going to be tough for even a cop to walk away from. But never underestimate The System that protects its own.

Humanity should never become used to the death, harm or disparaged treatment of others. When we become used to the wrong doings in the world we are on the path to ruin. What we allow... we condone. Sad--- Rise up people --- advocate for those who cannot!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

J. W. Ledford's Death Penalty

After writing Brand of Justice and becoming aware of the many problems of our Criminal Justice System I could never condone the kinda thinking went into the following comment. J. W. died along with empathy.

Good job by the great state of Georgia ! NEXT !!!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ya Think?

 We just touching the tip of the Problem here?

Oscar Wilde wrote, "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." I agree wholeheartedly with that. More that that, I believe that love for our fellow human being is not a platitude but is actually extremely meaningful, powerful, uplifting, and motivating.

Since 1989, 2,005 people have been exonerated from prison in the U.S.
Ricky is one of those exonerated – after serving nearly 40 years for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1975, a man was robbed and murdered in Ricky’s Cleveland neighborhood. Days later, armed police kicked in the door of the home where 18-year-old Ricky lived. Based on the testimony of one young boy who claimed to have witnessed the murder, Ricky and two of his friends were convicted of the crime and sentenced to death.
“To be sent to prison for something you didn’t do is so indescribable,” says Ricky now. “You have to fight every day to maintain the person that you are.” His mother told him, “Don’t them turn you into a prisoner.” She died while he was imprisoned. “I couldn’t even grieve for my mother because they had made me so callous,” Ricky laments.