Tuesday, February 26, 2013


  There are moments in life when you miss someone
>                    so much that you just want to pick them from
>                    your dreams and hug them for real!
>                    When the door of happiness closes, another opens;
>                    but often times we look so long at the
>                    closed door that we don't see the one,
>                    which has been opened for us.
>                   Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
>                    Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
>                    Go for someone who makes you smile,
>                    because it takes only a smile to
>                    make a dark day seem bright.
>                    Find the one that makes your heart smile.
>                    Dream what you want to dream;
>                    go where you want to go;
>                    be what you want to be,
>                    because you have only one life
>                    and one chance to do all the things
>                    you want to do.
>                    May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
>                    enough trials to make you strong,
>                    enough sorrow to keep you human and
>                    enough hope to make you happy.
>                    The happiest of people don't necessarily
>                    have the best of everything;
>                    they just make the most of
>                    everything that comes along their way.
>                    The brightest future will always
>                    be based on a forgotten past;
>                    you can't go forward in life until
>                    you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
>                    When you were born, you were crying
>                    and everyone around you was smiling.
>                    Live your life so at the end,
>                    you're the one who is smiling and everyone
>                    around you is crying.
>                    Please send this message to those people
>                    who mean something to you (I JUST DID);
>                    to those who have touched your life in one way or another;
>                    to those who make you smile when you really need it;
>                    to those who make you see the
>                    brighter side of things when you are really down;
>                    to those whose friendship you appreciate;
>                    to those who are so meaningful in your life.
>                    If you don't send it, don't worry,
>                    nothing bad will happen to you;
>                    you will just miss out on the opportunity
>                    to brighten someone's day with this message!!!
>                    Don't count the years-count the memories...........
Express yourself 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


This is so eloquent in its brevity all the while painting a perfect picture of the whole situation. Every member of the Senate and Congress should have this emblazoned above the inside of their office door.
“Witnessing the Republicans and the Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic.”

Monday, February 11, 2013

Scott Fields
"The Mansfield Killings: A Novel Based On True Events"

It was the worse two-week killing spree in Ohio's history. On the night of July 21, 1948, Robert Daniels and John West entered John and Nolena Niebel's house with loaded guns. They forced the family including the Niebel's 21-year-old daughter, Phyllis, into their car and drove them to a cornfield just off Fleming Falls Road in Mansfield. The two men instructed the Niebels to remove all of their clothing, and then Robert Daniels shot each of them in the head. The brutal murders caught national attention in the media, but the killing spree didn't stop there. Three more innocent people would lose their lives at the hands of Daniels and West in the coming week. Scott Fields tirelessly researched the killings, the capture and trial of Daniels and even interviewed a surviving member of the Niebel family to weave this tragic story into a must-read novel bringing the reader back to those dark days in the summer of 1948. What led to these brutal killings, and why was the Niebel family singled-out to be savagely murdered? It has been more than sixty years since the tragedy, and, yet, this question still remains unanswered. The killing spree is not only remembered to this day, but is an important and dark part of Mansfield lore.