I was married to a cop for four years and due to events of recent weeks have been meditating on the prospect of being called in as a character witness if he found himself in court because he shot and killed someone in the line of duty.
My personal philosophy holds that until an suspect actually pulls the trigger he will always have the opportunity to decide not to. For the cop to shoot first, under the assumption that a trigger will always be pulled, the cop robs the suspect of the…Continue
Added by Jewellya on March 17, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
When I was twelve I returned from a Revivalist Summer with my grandmother, who was the piano lady for her brother’s Baptist church, nestled in the kudzu on top of Sand Mountain in the northeast corner of Alabama. After two months of churchgoings every Wednesday, twice on Sundays, and every day, all day for two weeks, Maw Maw gifted me a copy of The Living Bible and I was determined to carry on the spirit--even if it existed only in my bedroom.
Added by Jewellya on March 16, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Recently, my three year old discovered the countdown clock on the microwave. The lover of numbers that she is, she insists that I pick her up so she might watch the tick-tick-ticking of the digits as I heat up some food. To help her make some sense of what she is seeing, I point to the last, constantly changing number on the display: 4-3-2-1-zero-9-8-7…over and over until [beep!] --food’s done.
Then, cheeky little thing that she is, on her weekend trip to her dad’s, she shows him her…Continue
Added by Jewellya on March 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments