Monday, August 27, 2007

Guilty plea, no bail reduction. Win - Win

Why would someone plead guilty to a felony and think that the judge would reduce his bond? I don't know, but that is what Terry Devereaux decided to do. Fortunately, the judge didn't see the point. He said that he hadn't made his mind up about what kind of sentence he would give to Terry, but his juvenile record and acts committed since his release were disturbing enough to deny reducing his bond.

So we won! Sentencing will be October 22. Terry's mother, Judy, was there and spent the entire time giving Zach and I threatening looks. She even called me a bitch on her way out of the courthouse. She should be worried. I intend to see her pay for her part in this.

I spent a lot of time studying serial killers this past spring. People need to believe that free will prevents accurate predictions of a person's future behavior. I don't know that I agree. I fully predict that this will not be the end of Terry Devereaux's criminal career. He will most likely spend some time in prison, but he will get out, and he will still be in his early twenties when he does. He will find a new girlfriend whom he can fool for a while, but when she breaks up with him, he will begin his serial killings, or rapings. I predict this. It is better than carved in stone, because once it is posted to the internet, it becomes immortal.

I'm not psychic, but some things are foreseeable. I will happily eat these words if he hasn't committed heinous crimes within the next 20 years.

Of course, there is a chance of intervening variables that could change the course of Terry's future. While I have no doubt that I can say no words that might possibly get through to that psychopath, I do intend to have a great speech ready for his sentencing. Who knows? Maybe he will listen.

One down, two to go.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Yes, someday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I'll walk with the ancients.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

My Dosha is Pitta

I had to look up dosha to see what it was.

Wikipedia says: Dosha (or, sometimes, Dosa) is often translated as the Sanskrit term for humour. Ayurvedic doshas are the manifestations of elemental forces in the physical body.

Ayurvedic Foundations says:
Pitta Dosha
The Pitta dosha is associated with fire or heat. Wherever there is transformation, there is Pitta (doing its job). Whether it is in the GI tract, liver, skin, eyes or brain doesn't matter, for these are all locations where Pitta works.
Pitta provides the following functions:
Metabolism - at all the various levels from digestion of food to transformation of all other material
Thermogenesis - maintains the proper body temperature
Vision - converts external images into optic nerve impulses
Appetite - the feeling of hunger and thirst
Comprehension - of information into knowledge, also reasoning and judgment
Courage & Braveness - to face the situation
Complexion - gives color and softness to skin

These silly quizzes are so much fun when they describe me to a t. Although, Ethel's described me pretty well too. It makes me wonder if it isn't one of those pseudo science tricks of wording things so that they describe everyone? Those are fun too. I guess as long as they are fun and you aren't investing rent, utility, and food money in them, they can't hurt. And this quiz is free. It doesn't even take much time to take. And I really like the graphic that came with my dosha. I love those colors!

Your Dosha is Pitta

You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.
You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.
Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.
But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.

With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Lyrics by Stan Vincent
Music by The Five Stairsteps

Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter

Some day, yeah
We'll get it together and we'll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

My circumstances aren't the same, but the hopelessness and helplessness I feel comes from the same place.

How big can my problems be?

I got these images in an e-mail. I assume they're accurate since the e-mail came from someone who is really into astronomy.

It definitely puts some perspective to my problems. I am just a tiny speck to small to be seen on the planet earth, and the planet earth is a small speck to small to be seen in the universe. Knowing that kind of takes some of the pressure off.

Hubble deep field view of distant galaxies
Darkest part of the previous deep field view.