AuthorScrawl Drawl

Dying Is The First Problem

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To make a long story short, I’ve gone rounds with cancer for a very long time. Now, one of my cancers has declared victory. I’m terminal. Hospice came for the first time, Monday. I’ve decided to have my body cremated. That brings about the second problem. I mean to offend no one by this, but I have always tried to look on the positive side of life. Why change now? My daughter said, “What do we do...

All that Glitters—The Tracey Schoettlin Murder

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 Aftermath As is the case with all murders, so many lives were affected. Tracey never got to finish law school.  The ID TV program never specified where she was going to law school.  Another TV program I saw said she was going to Samford University Law School, one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. She had hopes and aspirations and dreams like most any 26-year old, and these did...

Zodiac & the Z-340

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In my mind I have determined who the Zodiac killer was.  He’s dead now.  Died in 1977.  His birth certificate lists cause of death as unknown.  He died at his residence. The person who notified the authorities had his same last name.  What relation was that person?  I don’t know. The occupation on the death certificate was listed as dishwasher. A person who had been a college librarian winds up...

Why Did Jeannette Smith Have to Die?

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1999 Jeannette Smith, 22, was murdered by Ariel Hernandez in one of the suburbs of Miami and her body dumped in the Everglades. Why? A program on ID TV danced around the reason.  Let’s put all of the pieces together and tell you, the readers, why. Jeannette was a stripper at a club in Sunny Isles, Florida known as Thee Doll House. One of her sisters knew it, and her mom knew it, but her dad...

Las Vegas

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A night for lots of country music fans Almost at an end, the headliner on Twenty some odd thousand they say Many were crowded around the stage. One among them was very high above On the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Looking for his form of entertainment. A lunatic loose with a bunch of guns. He had tuned many for automatic fire. His terror started with shots thru the door He opened fire to...

A Lady’s Continuing Courage

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She’s a bundle of enthusiasm, in her late 20’s. And she enjoys life, I mean really enjoys life. Why is that important? Because she has been deaf since birth. At six weeks she was wearing hearing aids. Or should I say her mom was trying to make her wear hearing aids.  She was more inclined to take them out and chew on them.  Not once did she heed the hearing aid battery manufacturer’s warning that...