A definitive list of everyone in HOLLYWOOD accused, over the last decade, of rape | gross sexual misconduct | grooming | groping | abuse | sodemy | sexual harassment | molestation | incest | paedophilia | “*”
…pen on the sheet, few more days please… 18th Nov 17
As many of my Readers know, I have been working to migrate my Blog over to my website. Since Machine Language and the other programming codes I learnt a long (yes, one more ‘long’) time ago are not the way to go, it has taken me much longer to work out all the HTML\css coding to nicely tweak the theme and get it up and running; almost there.
Oddly enough, in the development stage, even though the Blog is not yet linked to my website via hypertext link, I am already receiving comments to the few posts I’ve uploaded.
Odd indeed, until one discovers the comments are not genuine comments at all but unending copious amounts of annoying sales spam. Given that I write books for Middle Grade & Young Adults as well as for grown-ups, some of this spam can be especially offensive to my younger Readers.
An eighteen year old teenager, known to be a victim of school bullying in the form of extreme verbal abuse, plunged the weapon he’d recently purchased, a knife, into two fellow students during the course of a school lesson. Most unfortunately one student, a fifteen year old boy, succumbed to his wounds. The second student, a sixteen year old boy, remains in critical condition.
According to USA Today’s Mike James, https://goo.gl/bCqXfY the incident took place on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, Mohegan Ave. Bronx, New York. NY 10460, USA.
By all accounts it is a good school with an excellent learning plan geared to encourage students to pursue the natural sciences, including marine biology and environmental studies; with emphasis on the acquisition of personal life skills. The curriculum is such that it makes provision for continual encouragement and support to all students whereby, on a regular basis, both in the classroom and on field trips, they become well acquainted with their wider environment.
Andi Katsina writes epic fantasy, sci-fi and thriller novels. In her latest release, billed as the anti-bullying manifesto, ‘fat girl’ becomes ‘phat girl’, one of the coolest girls in school
[Wilmington, NC, August 15, 2017] Teen suicide and bullying are at all-time highs and make headlines nearly every day. A piece on CNN titled ‘Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015′ presented some appalling facts. Data drawn from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2015. The hit Netflix series, ’13 Reasons Why’ has become extremely popular, in that it helps raise awareness about the tragedy of youth suicide.
One can hardly begin to count the number of stories about bullying. Children as young as 8 years of age have committed suicide due to bullying. CNN, USA Today, ABC – nearly every news organization in America presents yet another bullying story, seemingly every day, day after day.
Absolute kudos to a group of bikers for standing with Indiana sixth grader, 11 years old Phil Mick, whose two year continuous bullying incident drove him to seriously consider committing suicide. Phil is a student at DeKalb Middle School, Waterloo. Members of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts rode to school with Phil in a convoy of about 50 big bikes.
Amber Ferguson’s Washington Post piece ‘Acts of kindness: 50 ‘big-hearted’ motorcyclists escort bullied sixth-grader to first day of school’ draws our attention to Brent Warfield’s comments. Brent is the director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts; ‘the work isn’t over. The Indiana motorcyclists have organized a suicide awareness and teen bullying ride scheduled for late September. Phil plans to speak at the event.’
Anne Saker’s report in USA Today, ‘Family sues school district, blames school bullying for 8-year-old’s suicide’, http://goo.gl/6JFz7L brings to light the fact that teachers and school principals are failing in their obligation to uphold childrens’ basic human rights, particularly that a child be able to attend school unaccosted.
Anne mentions the hurrendous situation in which school employees destroyed video evidnece supporting numberous claims of bullying. Such actions in turn gave rise to the unfortunate situation where the parents were not made aware of their own child’s bully situation and as such are unable to address it. Children are most likely not to tell their parents they are being bullied at school, leading to an even greater feeling of isolation for the child.
In the early hours of Sunday 25th June my apartment was burgled, while I was sleeping.
Ordinarily a light, though peaceful sleeper, neither myself or my doggy, Anderson, stirred to avaricious rummagings of a sneaky little cat burglar.
Here in Cabo San Lucas, due to the heat, I’ve been sleeping downstairs and have my desk set up on the second floor ( 1st floor to all my non-North American friends). My wolf doggy sleeps on the balcony, 2nd floor, though I imagine she comes in and out throughout the night.
I’m usually up and out by 6.A.M. taking Anderson for a 2 hour walk, however this particular day I remember being surprised that I’d over slept, waking up around 6.20A.M.
The 1960’s brought us the now iconic fantasy & science fiction television shows like Star Trek, Lost in Space, Doctor Who and Batman. Along with a few other shows the seeds were sown for a society more accepting of the unknown, the almost unimaginable, the exciting and the truly thrilling. These shows, exploring fantastic possibilities, became a benchmark for the amazing achievements people can attain and the heights we can reach. They also established a solid direction for society’s technological advancements.
Adam West was brilliant in his portrayal of Batman; a super hero featured in the DC Comics. His performance was always bursting with compassion and excellent morals and ethics. I loved the fresh, playful, sense of adventure and journey into the unimagined that Adam brought to the screen. He provided endless hours & years of fun for my friends and I, as we acted out scenes from his Batman show.
I’m filled with indebtedness to one of my peers who set me on the path to become a prolific fantasy & science fiction writer.
Adam West, you made a huge impact, Sir. Rest In Peace| William West Anderson/Adam West -19th September 1928 – 9th June 2017