Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Janice Dickinson on Bill Cosby



Analysis of Barbara Bowman is here

She gave a reliable accusation against Bill Cosby.  

But what about Janice Dickinson?

As analysts know, there are some expectations we hold for victims of sexual abuse that are different than other assaults, including the impact of PTSD upon language.  

We still look for the subject to tell us she was sexually assaulted.  

Was Dickinson sexually abused, or is she seeking to put herself into the others, including Barbara Bowman of whom veracity was indicted?




ET's exclusive interview with Janice Dickinson about her sexual abuse accusations against Bill Cosby prompted a denial from the comedian's lawyer -- but Dickinson maintains that she will not be silenced.
"It is not a lie," she told Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier on Wednesday.

"It is not a lie" is to tell us what something is "not"; we do not know what sentence or question prompted this statement, but it is not strong as it stands. 

She continued, "It is my right as a woman. I have to speak up and you have to be able to go in and just be brave and do it for all the women that can't come forward."

Note the change from "I" to "you"
Note that the subject reports this to be done, not by her, but by "you" and the reason:  for all the women that can't come forward.  This does not tell us what prohibits "all the women" from coming forward.  

Dickinson was emotional during the interview, breaking down in tears immediately after, but maintained that she is glad she has spoken up.

 "The loss of innocence that I suffered and that these women suffered is why I'm sitting here today. And I don't care about what Cosby or networks or anybody says, you will hear me."

Note that we are not told what caused the loss of innocence, and she claims the suffering of the others to be the same. 
Please note that the phrase "loss of innocence" from victims of sexual abuse is generally from adult women who are referring to childhood rape, and its immediate impact upon their adolescent and early adult years.  The "loss of innocence" is a summation and result; which generally comes after the language of assault, which is plain, personal and invasive. 

Being heard is an acute point of pain for victims.   





On Tuesday, Dickinson gave detailed allegations of how in 1982 she claims Cosby sexually assaulted her after a dinner in Lake Tahoe.



Here is her statement:  

"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man. Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."

Note the chronological order of her statement:  Experiential memory works in chronological order.  

Note the passive language; something unexpected unless the sexual abuse took place in childhood.  

Note "there was semen" is also passive voice; it avoids saying who's it was.  

Cosby has never been charged in any criminal case regarding any of these accusations, and attorney Marty Singer released the following statement on Wednesday:

"Janice Dickinson's story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a lie. There is a glaring contradiction between what she is claiming now for the first time and what she wrote in her own book and what she told the media back in 2002. Ms. Dickinson did an interview with the New York Observer in September 2002 entitled 'Interview With a Vamp' completely contradicting her new story about Mr. Cosby. That interview a dozen years ago said 'she didn't want to go to bed with him and he blew her off.' Her publisher HarperCollins can confirm that no attorney representing Mr. Cosby tried to kill the alleged rape story (since there was no such story) or tried to prevent her from saying whatever she wanted about Bill Cosby in her book. The only story she gave 12 years ago to the media and in her autobiography was that she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off. Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson's own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie."

Dickinson says she tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel," but claims that when she submitted a draft with her full story to HarperCollins, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

The supermodel even told a similar story to Howard Stern in 2006.

"Bill Cosby was the only guy I couldn't write about in the book," she told the radio host.

Note that she called Bill Cosby a "guy"; this is not something expected from a rape victim.  The use of "guy" following his full name, is not expected.  Note what Barbara Bowman called him.  




Another attorney for Cosby, John P. Schmitt, previously responded to the growing number of accusations, saying, "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact they are being repeated does not make them true."

Tamara Green, an attorney who first spoke publicly in 2005 about Cosby allegedly assaulting her in the 1970s, also called into ET during Dickinson's Wednesday appearance.

There are issues with this:  

"You were there, you know what happened to you,

Dickinson reassured Green. "I didn't go to the police the next day because I didn't have the courage or the strength."

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John mcgowan said...

OT Update:

Prime suspect's grandmother in Crystal Rogers' disappearance refuses to testify

http://www.wdrb.com/story/32119023/prime-suspects-grandmother-in-crystal-rogers-disappearance-refuses-to-testify

Hey Jude said...

Well...there's this:

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/

:-)

Anonymous said...

Peter, what do you make of the Japanese boy missing in the woods? His parents said they left him for punishment but also said in a statement "we have done an unforgivable thing to our son"

Anonymous said...

OT - Ember Graham

This was posted on the Klein Investigations and Consulting (Nederland, TX) Facebook page...

"Klein Investigations and Consulting
21 hrs ·

Public Statement : Ember Graham Case - Consultants and Investigators from the State (s) of Texas and Georgia have completed phase one of their investigation regarding the missing infant child Ember Graham. The Investigators on the case are asking the public in the town of ONO California, for specific information regarding this case. We would like you to call our offices at 409-729-8798 x 3 if you may have witnessed any traffic on the roadway between the hour (s) of 8:15 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Plantina Road on the evening of July 1, 2015. It is very important that you know that we are accepting ANON calls with information. Investigators have met with the family, friends and witnesses as well as searchers and 1st responders in the area. We have leads that we must follow up on and we are asking the public's help in these leads.

Again - if you have information please call 409-729-8798 x3. We will begin to give the public updates as this case progresses.

Staff"

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just me said...

I looked at "May Purple Reign's" profile...that is ima.grandma's profile with the name changed. I gotta hand it to you ima...that is funny sh&t...this new personality you have going on.

Nic said...

she refused to sleep with Mr. Cosby and he blew her off.

This is the second time I've seen this "quote" in reference to Janice Dickenson.

"and" is joining two events/periods of time.

Something happened in-between her refusal and his indifference.

Neither deny knowing each other. One has to wonder why she would be connected with Crosby to begin with. She was a model. Was she wanting to break into acting? Was he producing something other than The Crosby Show (primarily black actors) that she wanted a part in?

Hollywood's reputation is not very good. There are rumours of sordid liaisons (to cover the sexuality of the leading actors (like Rock Hudson for instance)) and getting ahead via sexual favours, as well as pedophilia - reporting by child actors.

If (big if) Janice Dickenson felt slighted by not giving what was then considered a very powerful man in Hollywood what he wanted, and if (big if) he did drug her to take from her what she denied him, then I could see him blowing her off afterwards for three reasons, 1) he got what he wanted, 2) he committed a federal offence and 2) she did not "respect" his position and wasn't worth further pursuit.

jmo

Anonymous said...

A parrot witness in the news (literally a parrot):

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-strange-tale-of-echo-the-parrot-who-saw-too-much

Anonymous said...

from the above link:

"According to King, Echo was owned by a New Orleans crime boss and he’d been at the wrong place at the wrong time, seen something he wasn’t supposed to, and wouldn’t stop talking about it. All this chatter, King told Heck, meant he was making himself into a potential target."

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter,

Are you going to do an analysis on Amber Heard's claims of domestic violence against Johnny Depp?

Would be very interesting.

Jon

Hey Jude said...

It was obvious from the links it was you, imagrandma.

Best not to write online whilst drugged up - risky, even if you are dressed in purple and wearing a red hat. I suppose that's doubtful - it's a nice idea, though. I don't know what you are going on about, plus it's all in French.





tania cadogan said...

Off topic and breaking news

Japanese rescuers say they believe they have found the boy who went missing in remote woods last week after being left alone by his parents as a punishment.

Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found in military barracks in Shikabe town and was in relatively good health, army officials told Japanese media.

Japan's NHK network said he had identified himself to the military personnel who found him.

He was given food and drink and has been taken to hospital, said NHK.

The boy's parents initially said he got lost while foraging for vegetables.

But they later admitted they had briefly driven off, leaving him alone, after he misbehaved, and that when they returned he had gone.

Search teams, including the military, have been combing the remote area for a week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36441612

Nic said...

O/T (clash of cultures)

China's visiting foreign minister publicly berated a Canadian journalist on Wednesday for asking a question about his country's human rights record.

Wang Yi said it was "irresponsible" of a journalist from the web outlet IPolitics to ask about human rights and the jailing of a Canadian, Kevin Garratt, who is charged with espionage.

Mr Wang appeared visibly angry as he delivered the scolding in the lobby of Global Affairs headquarters at a joint news conference with Stephane Dion, the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister.

"Your question is full of prejudice and against China. ... I don't know where that comes from. This is totally unacceptable," Mr Wang said through a translator.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/02/chinas-foreign-minister-scolds-canadian-journalist-for-irrespons/

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I read that statement and was concerned for the boy too, but thankfully just read a report that he has been found safe!

Dacea

MJ MJ said...

Peter, Janice claims that her father was a pedophile, an assertion her sister (who is nothing like Janice) backs up. My understanding (though I could be wrong) is that the father repeatedly molested Janice's sister, but not Janice. I think she does claim he physically abused her. I may be wrong in that he did not molest Janice. Anyhow, would this scenario have any influence in her choice of words when she describes what Cosby allegedly did to her? I believe her btw.

Anon "I" said...

I, too, believe Janice Dickenson. *I* may be wrong, it has happened before.... at least once.... LOL

The racial story sounds way off to me. There is much said about clothing, status, education, and need for respect... like she is writing an editorial. She doesn't say who called police and goes on and on about how everyone took to action (to apologize, assist in cleaning her up) and complained that other observers should have reacted immediately when she describes herself as taking time to process the situation. I would have jumped up and washed off my hand as quickly as possible about twenty times over. It sounds like she was just watching it happen on TV and not really experiencing it for herself. It's awful, I just don't know if its totally truthful.

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OT Update:

Posted: 8:31 AM, June 01, 2016
Updated: 6:32 PM, June 01, 2016

Testimony ends in Judge Lisa Gorcyca's misconduct case; ruling coming
Gorcyca sent 3 siblings to detention for refusing to have lunch with father


OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Testimony is over in the misconduct hearing for a Michigan judge who faces criticism for her handling of three siblings who refused to have lunch with their father amid their parents’ volatile divorce.

Gorcyca's attorney, Thomas Cranmer, may have given an Embedded admission of her guilt, if not using the language of others. Note the repetition making it sensitive.

Attorneys criticize, praise Gorcyca's decisions
Gorcyca's attorney, Thomas Cranmer, said Gorcyca was presiding over a case that spanned more than five years, and that it was the "worst nightmare" for any judge.

If she’s guilty of anything, she is guilty of caring too much. She’s guilty of wanting to make sure the system worked for everyone, not just the mother," Cranmer said. "They (the children) refused any and any attempt to have meaningful parenting time with their father."

Cranmer said Gorcyca was "stark" and "direct" in sending a message to the children of their choices.

“Judge Gorcyca was presenting the children with a very clear choice, a very clear alternative, that they themselves chose. What she wanted to have happen was for the children to choose the sane, reasonable, option: just have parenting time. Go to lunch with your father," Cranmer said.

Attorney Margaret Rynier didn't agree.

“In a fit of anger, (Gorcyca) used her judicial power and the power of contempt, to intimidate, to frighten, and to incarcerate a 9, 10 and 13 year old," Rynier said. “They were not delinquents. They didn’t break the law. They didn’t commit any crimes. Their parents were getting a divorce ... the only thing that they supposedly did wrong was that they did not wish to have lunch with their father.”

Rynier accused Gorcyca of violating the children's due process rights.

"(The childrens' only) fault was that they were part of a divorce action," Rynier said.

In December 2015, Gorcyca announced she would be withdrawing from the case.

Her full response can be found below:

Read More:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/judge-lisa-gorcycas-misconduct-hearing-resumes

http://statement-analysis.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/statement-analysis-judge-lisa-gorcyca.html

Anonymous said...

from: http://fox59.com/2016/06/04/man-who-found-prince-says-nothing-can-prepare-you/

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — As the media has duly noted, I am the “pre-med student” who flew out to Minneapolis to help Prince find the road to recovery but who ended up calling 911 instead. Sadly, we now understand from the medical examiner’s report that he died from a self-administered dose of the powerful synthetic opioid painkiller, Fentanyl.

I know many of you are eager for details; understandably, you want to know what transpired that day. Believe me, nothing can prepare a person to walk into such chaos and sadness. As I told the 911 dispatcher on April 21, those on the scene were distraught, which was why I was the one to place the call. But what happened has made me think, long and hard, about what steps we must take to prevent such entirely unnecessary loss of life.

From the beginning, my dad, Howard Kornfeld, MD, instilled in me a love for the way life works, in all its beauty and complexity. We spent our days together exploring Northern California’s mountains and oceans — the wonders of the place we call home. The evenings found us in a big comfortable chair, where we pored over images of cells and animals in the pages of a well-thumbed biology textbook. He taught me that health is the foundation to all else, in regard to human life.

While I was finishing elementary school, my dad emerged as a pioneer in the fields of pain and addiction medicine, joining a cadre of physicians who utilized new, evidence-based practices for their opioid-dependent patients. A medication called buprenorphine was at the forefront of their work. Its efficacy in treating addiction has since been well-documented. Patients with opioid addictions have a significantly higher chance of survival when buprenorphine is part of their treatment.

Many people become addicted to opioid painkillers because they are prescribed them as treatment for chronic pain conditions. The media reported that Prince was one such patient. But, as media reports over the last several years have made clear, what begins as a “harmless” short-term prescription of opioids can turn into a long-term dependence.

I have Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder that afflicts the gastrointestinal tract, so I am no stranger to chronic pain. While I am extremely healthy now, during my sickest moments, and in the aftermath of multiple surgeries, there is nothing I wouldn’t have done to escape the agony. The millions of individuals who suffer from chronic pain are familiar with this sense of desperation. They run the gamut: your next door neighbors, the celebrities you read about in magazines at the supermarket checkout, and yes — Prince.

His death was a tragedy beyond words. He was an inspiration to so many, and in the brief time I spent in Minnesota, I saw just how good a friend he was to those closest to him. In the weeks that have passed since April 21, I have thought about what might have produced a different outcome. What if his troubles could have been addressed effectively, and much sooner?

Anonymous said...

continued from above...



Unfortunately, the timely care Prince may have needed, based on the medical examiner’s report, has been difficult to obtain in Minnesota, and in many states in our nation. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there are 120 buprenorphine prescribers in the state, roughly 2.2 physicians certified to prescribe the drug, per 100,000 persons — not nearly enough.

Right now, we need medical interventions for opioid dependence and addiction more than ever, because in the U.S. we’re losing 28,000 people every year– a number that would average out to 77 people daily — to opioid overdoses. In addition, evidence suggests that we must call into question the success of abstinence-only methods.

When a user relapses after “going cold turkey” (the protocol in an abstinence-based program), and then takes the same dose that he or she previously tolerated, that dose may prove fatal. Treatment with buprenorphine instead not only diminishes the chances of overdose, but also reduces the likelihood that the patient will relapse.

I have learned from my father that when a patient is in withdrawal (especially from opioids or benzodiazepines, which reduce anxiety or sleep problems), he or she will experience intense physical symptoms, coupled with feelings of vulnerability and powerlessness. Because buprenorphine helps to eliminate the craving for opioids, and reduces the brutal symptoms, it can give the patient the opportunity to develop healthy life habits and healing behaviors, which can readily become entrenched.

Over the last two decades, the overwhelming scientific consensus holds that such beneficial brain changes can occur at any time in life. Harnessing the full potential of what scientists call neuroplasticity doesn’t happen overnight, and more research is required, but it is possible that part of buprenorphine’s success lies in its ability allow such neurological changes to take place.

As I make my plans to apply to medical school, my father’s work is foremost in my mind. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made amply evident in announcements over the past two months, we are going to be dealing with the fallout of the opioid crisis for decades. There will be legislative challenges, as well as stigma and misinformation to battle, as we inch toward a meaningful solution.

It is easy to find yourself caught in a web of pain, and difficult to escape. I know this. So do many of my father’s patients, treated with buprenorphine, who have mustered the energy and the courage to come join me as we paddle surfboards in the chilly waters off of Northern California’s coastline, the sunlight near the horizon interrupted occasionally as near-perfect waves roll in.

What if my father and had been able to reach Prince just a week earlier, like so many others we have helped take back their lives? Prince could have been here, standing on the beach beside me.

tania cadogan said...

Off topic

The mother of a woman put on death row after her two boys were brutally stabbed to death in their upscale Texas home, still claims her daughter is innocent, 20 years on.

After a dramatic trial that gripped the nation for months, Darlie Lynn Routier was given the death sentence when a jury found her guilty of capital murder.

When police arrived to the home on June 6, 1996, her eldest son Devon, 6, was already dead, having been stabbed all the way through his torso while Damon, 5, died shortly after from stab wounds to the back.

Routier, meanwhile, was taken to hospital with stab wounds on her right arm and a slash across her throat. A third child, Drake, was upstairs with the father but was unharmed.

But despite the 1997 conviction, Routier's family, friends and ex-husband still support her story: That an intruder broke into the home and launched a random attack.

This was the first version of events to emerge after the tragic incident and appeared to be the most plausible explanation.

But when she was filmed by a news station shortly after, with bleached hair, giggling, while spraying Silly String on her son's graves, opinions began to shift.

Indeed that video was played to jurors at least seven times before they reached their verdict, reported The Dallas Morning News.

Mother Darlie Kee told the site: 'They ended up deliberating on the Silly String. Silly String is not a lethal weapon.'

Kee says that her daughter had been celebrating her eldest son Devon's birthday, who would have turned seven that day.

What came before was a somber prayer service for Devon and Damon, but that 'wasn't captured on TV', argues Kee.

And even two decades on, lingering questions remain about Routier's guilt.

Routier’s supporters often point to a bloody sock that was found in the alley about 75 yards from the family’s home, with bloodspatters from the two children.

Some argue that it would have been impossible for her to have stabbed herself, cut the window and had time to run barefoot down the alley - while leaving no blood trail of her own.

But the defense insists that the case is closed.

Beyond the damning 'silly string video', police quickly found inconsistencies between the statements and the physical evidence.

Lt David Nabors, who was on duty at the time of the incident, told NBC-News that after officers focused on the bloody crime scene, a different, even more disturbing story emerged.

tania cadogan said...

cont.

The point of entry, for example, was purported to be through a fiber glass window that had been slashed from the outside.

But particles of the fiber glass were found on a kitchen knife that came from the Routier kitchen.

Blood spatters on her clothing were consistent with her wielding the knife, said Nabors.

And the motion action security light in their backyard, which stayed on for exactly 17 minutes was off when they arrived, despite her calling police only seven minutes after the attacks and telling them the intruder had left through the back door.

Thirteen days after the incident, police arrested Routier for capital murder and Nabors said it was only when she was arrested that she began to show any emotion.

Police, doctors and nurses who subsequently talked to Routier described her as 'unaffected by their deaths'.

Moreover, when her case came to trial, her story didn't seem to add up. As a light sleeper, is it possible that she would not wake up when her sons were being brutally attacked and her own throat slashed?

She claimed she had suffered 'traumatic amnesia' but Toby Shook told Dallas News: 'She said she couldn't remember and slept through the murder.

'But whenever she needed to explain the evidence, she had a good memory.'

While lead prosecutor Greg Davis said: 'The defense has yet to poke a credible hole in the case. That speaks to the strength of the evidence before the jury.'

For mother Dee, however, the case has yet to be solved and the state have still not found the person who killed her grandsons.

The youngest boy, Drake, now 20, was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago but is expected to survive.

The only contact he has had with his mother has been through prison glass.

He lives in Lubbock with his father Darin, who has previously said his ex-wife his innocent.

For now, Routier remains locked up in Gatesville Prison, Texas, and is one of six women on Death Row in the state.

No date has been set for the execution and the case continues to go through the states' appellate court system.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3625704/Mother-silly-string-woman-guilty-brutally-murdering-two-sons-home-claims-daughter-innocent-20-years-on.html

Jessica Blans said...

I'm a little confused and worried. I've seen the strange posts by ima.grandmain the past few weeks and I see some think that she is posting again under a new name. Is "may purple reign" the same "ima.grandma" who (I thought) was so gentle, tender-hearted, and genuinely distraught during the early days of the baby DeOrr disappearance? Or is this someone pretending to be ima.grandma? I thought the earlier strange posts were from a troll, not from ima.grandma. But I tend to trust Hey Jude's opinion and she seems to believe this is the same person.
Jessica Blans

Anonymous said...

Real or fake? Supposedly this woman overheard "three" girls at a Starbucks, left and went shopping, bought them a card, had time to take pics of it, and then lucky for her the girls were still at the Starbucks so she could deliver it.

The note: Hi Girls!

I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working. I wish your kindness matched your pretty exteriors. I heard you talk about a girl who sang a song about being lonely in the talent show - and you laughed. About a girl who couldn't be lead singer because you got all the votes, about crappy presents other people have given you…and you sounded so mean and petty.

You are smart and you are pretty. It would take nothing from you to also be kind. - M.

I see some red flags. She said she heard them talking about the girl in the talent show, but then this AUTHOR dropped pronouns about the votes and the presents. Did she feel the song remarks weren't "bad" enough for her to make such a stink about so she had to create more?

Wreyeter72 said...

It is the same person. I messaged her daughter on Facebook - they live not far from me. I haven't heard back. I am certain she has a mental illness and is going through a bad time now. She is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Woman leaves important note for mean girls at Starbucks

http://www.fox5ny.com/fast-five/153446783-story

Jessica Blans said...

Thank you, Wreyeter72.

Ima.grandma, I'm praying for you. Life may be difficult right now, but I'm pulling for you. And if posting links help you, I'm OK with that. I'm sorry I don't know you well, but your tender responses about the DeOrr case touched me and I care for the parts of yourself that you've revealed on this blog.

Jessica Blans

foodiefoodnerd said...

ima.grandma, I'm thinking of you also, from your many compassionate, thoughtful and intelligent comments.

I don't want to push or stalk! But if you'd like to talk offline I can put my email on my blog for five minutes or so if you'd like to talk.

I'm on monster doses of fentinyl patch, MS Contin and dilaudid for spinal and other tumors, so I can relate with pain meds' effect, pain, fear and confusion!

Hang in there and don't forget to laugh today.
It's when it seems the least probable that it's needed the most. :^D

foodiefoodnerd said...

tania, I lived in OKC during the years Darlie Routier's case was in the news. What jumped out then still does in your post: The boys were brutally stabbed; however Darlie's wounds in vulnerable areas are slashes.

A stranger in the middle of a psychotically brutal attack is not going to switch from violent thrusts, to wispy little swashes.

That is the type of injuries seen in murderers who claim they intended to take their own life also, but failed. Sympathy, mental illness discount on sentence, etc.

Darlie intended to make herself look like a victim, not a suicide, but it's equally transparent.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Is this real or fake? How can one person in the course of a week be dealing with medical problems, speak coherently and normally about fleeing tornadoes and then within a day or so, develop extreme mania? How can this be real??????

foodiefoodnerd said...

The fake hate Starbucks story: reading the "smart, pretty, kind" wording, I heard it literally in the voice of the main maid, Aibeline, in the movie The Help, talking to the sad little girl Mae Mobley - "You is smart; you is pretty; you is kind..."

The woman probably sat there reading the book and was inspired albeit in a destructive, manipulative way.

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foodiefoodnerd said...

ima.grandma, so glad you're OK, relatively speaking! Please check your e-mail when you're up to it ("FoodieFoodnerd from Peter's blog" in subject line to hopefully get past the delete trigger finger :^D)

I hope the food there is better than I remember it, and/or you have access to somwthing good!