Sam Hildebrand

“There seems little room for doubt that the desperado, who was recently killed at Pinckneyville, the particulars of which, our local correspondent of that town, has heretofore furnished our readers, was the real “Sam Hildebrand” of Missouri notoriety”—Du Quoin Tribune, April 11, 1872  Sam Hildebrand was born on January 6, 1836 at the family farmContinue reading “Sam Hildebrand”

Movie Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri

This wonderful Oscar winning movie is about real community, a terrible crime, a stalled investigation, and dealing with tragedy. Three Billboards is a great flick, that is well worth your time. It tells the story of a mother who puts up 3 billboards, in order to spur the local police chief to do more toContinue reading “Movie Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri”

Pole Dancer

By Shamus O’ Leary Jack and Nubs stormed up to the front of the South side Projects building. Jack went in the front door while Nubs went around to cover any routes of escape. Jack took the stairs, like he always did. He hated the confined space of the elevator, and prided himself on beingContinue reading “Pole Dancer”

Movie Review: Arizona

Danny McBride stars as Sonny, who is a ticked off home owner who feels he was robbed in the 2008 housing crash. He confronts his realtor, and things get worse from there, when he kidnaps another realtor, named Cassie played by Rosemarie DeWitt. The film takes place in Arizona home developments and also stars LolliContinue reading “Movie Review: Arizona”

Do You Like Masks?

By Dick Johnson Gary Longbow stood at the entrance to Bath Smells Galore in the mall; He had a little table set up where he had a display of scented hand sanitizers. A man and a woman came to the entrance and started to enter. “Excuse me! But, could you please sanitize your hands beforeContinue reading “Do You Like Masks?”

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

This 2014 film is an interesting concept, where a thief discovers that he can sell video footage of crimes and tragedies to news stations. He learns that he can make money and enjoys the work, so he tries to create a legitimate business out of it. But, the criminal side of his nature starts toContinue reading “Movie Review: Nightcrawler”

Dr. Grizzly

By Chris Bunton Journal Entry 10/16/20 Blood dripped from my fingertips as I stepped away. “I’m Sorry.” I told the patient. I always apologize to them, when I hurt them. It was not my intent to hurt, but to heal. I had found this particular patient behind a dumpster in an alley. He was obviouslyContinue reading “Dr. Grizzly”

The Road to USP Big Sandy

By Scott Hayworth That which you recommend is not binding.That to which you object carries no weight.That your guidelines are dreadful is only advisory.That your ranges apply except when they do not. That you do not group will not run concurrent.That your mandatory sentence may not be imposed.That your choices are clear, take that orContinue reading “The Road to USP Big Sandy”

Snuff

by Daniel Robinson “Ah, but I was so much older then,I’m younger than that now.”–Bob Dylan Some days in October, Seattle can be an old city without any hope as the clouds huddle heavy above the city, threatening another rain. The buildings between First and Second Avenues block even the stray bits of sunlight thatContinue reading “Snuff”