I was looking out a window at 11 pm last night when I thought I spotted a star...as I stared at this bright light it started moving and a white light appeared at either side of a cylinder like structure. It soared, then disappeared...then, did this several more times until it was out of view. A second white light appeared in the same spot, and, I observed it transforming and soaring in the same way...they were noiseless as they traveled...Were these "UFO's"??
Our Maine Coon cat, Lola, seems to be "speaking" to "aliens"...always chirping and trilling, with adorable sounds, to greet us and respond when we speak to her, she has, for some time, been making eerie, otherworldly sounds in the middle of the night. She'll be lying in the hall outside our bedroom and we are amazed to have heard her say phrases with what sounds like a human voice...she has clearly said, "I'm great" and repeated it several times in a row...next night, "I'm good", also a few times... and last night, "hello" twice. We're not sure what to think as the voice is now so distinct...?! If you were open to metaphysical ideas you might think she was channeling a spirit of some sort...it's kind of cool and kind of creepy...I look at her differently now...she's a feline plus...a special beastie...
I am shocked to read about the marked escalation of domestic violence against women in Italy. Largely unreported as much of the abuse is found to be family oriented, in a patriarchal society...Several recent murders of women by their lovers have brought attention to the fact that a woman in Italy gets killed every two and a half days. All types of violence, including acid attacks are on the rise in Italy. Barbara Spinelli, a lawyer and expert on this type of violence, called "femicide", states, "the family kills more than the Italian Mafia, more than foreign organized crime". New laws are about to be enacted to help prevent these crimes...
A mystery death in Philadelphia is getting attention which could possibly become a homicide investigation. A beautiful young legal aid was found face down in the bathtub of her employer/boyfriend's home, while he was out of town. A high profile, much older attorney, known for his work with the Mafia, he'll be scrutinized no matter what the toxicology reports say, due back this week. Julia Law, had been involved with another lawyer in the same firm, until recently and had only been dating Chuck Peruto for about a month. Her family has requested that he not attend the funeral. So many questions surround this case...
Three women have been in the news recently...each has a young daughter. I think of Katherine Russell, who is the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who caused incredible violence in Boston during the Boston Marathon. Her little girl is 3.
I think of Amanda Berry, who bore the child of her rapist and torturer, while she was held hostage for 10 years. This little girl is now 6 years old.
I think of Farrah Abraham, a cast member of the "MTV" show, "Teen Mom". Getting pregnant in high school with her daughter, she seems so addicted to, somehow, staying in the public eye, that she made a pornographic video with Vivid Entertainment, a well known porn distributor. How will this affect her 4 year old daughter, whose father died in a car accident while Farrah was pregnant?
I wonder how these tiny girls will grow up...how will the complex nature of their stories unfold as they mature...??
A long established art gallery, on Main Street, in Chatham village has closed and the artists involved are in a fight to get their paintings back. The owner declared bankruptcy recently...unfortunately, the artists face a huge obstacle in that they never had a written consignment agreement that would have protected them from a situation like this. The owner, K.W., apparently, has no conscience in the way he has dealt with his financial problems. His attorney is arguing that the paintings will be sold, at auction, to pay off his creditors...Thirteen of the artists are represented by a Boston law firm in their attempts to get their work back. So sad as I know each painting is a special expression of the artists feelings and means so much to them.
I've had two occasions of not being paid for art sales. One gallery owner gave me decorative items, rather than cash when having financial problems, but, the other was a lost cause...I didn't know enough about the owner, who had serious emotional issues.
Hopefully, the artists involved in this case get justice against this unscrupulous gallery owner...
Katherine Russell, is going down in history as the wife of one of the "Boston Marathon Bombers", Tamerlan Tsarnaev. A pretty American woman, from RI, she dropped out of college when she became pregnant with their 3 year old daughter, converted to Islam and married. Right now, mystery swirls around her...what did she know about the her husband's plan with his younger brother. Her husband was said to be abusive, verbally and physically, even when they were dating. Why did she stay with him...everyone will ponder this, I'm sure. I just read that they lived on Welfare assistance until last year. His mother is a perplexing figure, also. She lived with them until she returned to her native Russia to avoid being arrested on shoplifting charges at Lord & Taylor. Her brother-in-law blames her for controlling her sons with her religious views. She is due to be interviewed by authorities in Russia.
Was Katherine addicted to the drama of her fights with Tamerlan or always scared for herself and her daughter...neighbors report hearing awful yelling fights and their little girl crying often into the night. The apartment is described as squalid. Did Katherine really work 70 hours a week as a home health aid recently, as reported? If so, was it to "escape" her home life or was she forced to bring home as much money as possible for her angry husband to spend on his bombing supplies?
She's only speaking through her lawyer right now...will the truth ever be known about this woman and the psychological make-up that kept her involved in this, seemingly, nightmarish relationship?