Each time I drove the five-hour trip to the Dwight Correctional Center, Rebecca Bivens was on my mind. Becca, as she was called, was found guilty-but-mentally ill for the murder of her five-year-old step-daughter. The fact that she had been diagnosed as having a bipolar disorder grabbed my curiosity. As an investigative journalist, IContinue reading “Fish Heads in an Open Bag”
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Fish heads in an open bag — listening to the mentally ill.
MThese are excerpts taken from my second book, “Cherry Blossoms & Barren Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell.” I have drawn from the chapter called Fish heads in an open bag. Becca, the subject of my book was serving sixty years for allegedly killing her five-year-old stepdaughter. *** I have listened toContinue reading “Fish heads in an open bag — listening to the mentally ill.”
Cowboys & Indians, to Gangsters, to War Games, to Stand your Ground.
Oh my, where have the years gone? I’m 71 years old and have seen lots of stuff: good, bad, and some that I can’t talk about. But with the help of a good therapist, and a load of self exploration, I believe that I have grown both spiritually and intellectually. Too bad I can’t sayContinue reading “Cowboys & Indians, to Gangsters, to War Games, to Stand your Ground.”