Recent Reviews for Anastacia Lee
A Teacher, A Father and A Molester. A Florida Story. (Article) - 10/11/2006 2:48:13 PM|
And Justice For All (Article) - 6/16/2004 11:33:13 AM
Pretty good article Anastacia. I absolutely disagree with J Micheal Kearneys' review though. He obviously does not have a knack for research or much sympathy for anyone different than himself. "Most communities do have laws against overt discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing and employment". Yeah a few. Certainly not "most" though. And what does "overt" mean? "You can be discriminated to a certain point but anything more than that, we'll do something about it." LOL "Sexual tension that the addition of women and homosexuals to such groups creates has been shown to undermine that bonding". Yeah I've seen the "tension" it creates. It makes you wanna beat a homosexual to death, strangle them in their sleep, harrass them till they discharge, rape and abuse fellow women soldiers, harrass them etc. Those poor poor straight soldiers, what else can they do? Give me a freakin break. "I can attest to the fact that women are decidedly unwelcome in most firehouses and only the most "straight acting" and closeted homosexual would find such environs less than uncomfortable. " LOL And this is about as much compassion and sympathy your gonna get from Mr Kearney. "I think the law does as good a job of encouraging tolerance as it can." Sweet Jesus... Tell me he just being ironic. It may come to Mr Kearneys' supriseto find out that most harassment, discrimination or just plain "not doing anything about it" come from the police themselves. And if the law says it's ok to be a bigot, what is the law enforcement supposed to do? Think for themselves?? Highly doubtful. He's right about one thing though, we don't have to like each other. But anytime the person or property of another is harmed because we simply, "don't like each other", then the law should step in. Not only is it not stepping in, it gives people reasons not to like each other. -Joe
Dean Koontz - Master of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem (Article) - 3/23/2004 3:07:55 PM
I am a big horror fan. I am a small press publisher and about 50% of what I publish is horror. Dean Koontz is indeed one of my favorites. Thanks for writing about him.
Teens Rob Grave & Bring Remains to Party? Is This a Joke? (Article) - 3/23/2004 2:55:41 PM
It's good you care enough about what happens in our society to write about it. That cemetery incident is one among
many similar incidents that have happened since the 1960s. As a writer and publisher I have done much research about
such incidents. We are living in cruel and sinister times.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Does it Really Work? (Article) - 2/28/2004 5:02:59 PM
I agree with you, and being new to AA, new to realizing that I have a problem with alcohol, I am trying to learn all I can about this disease, about why it happened to me, and what I can do about it. I've begun going to AA meetings, and also am reading a book that is having a great impact on me. The title is, "Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction" by Thomas Bien. Thanks for your comments and insight.
Homeless in the U.S.A. (Article) - 2/22/2004 6:11:55 PM
I am always glad to see articles written about the homeless problem. Thanks for your insights. I invite you to read my writing about homelessness!
Reading Braille and the Becoming (Article) - 8/23/2003 6:11:01 PM
Great article on this subject Stacey! I am reading textbooks for our University's disability program. I spend like two hours a day taping the books and learning whole new subjects I don't have time to learn...hehe
Could They Be Dumber? Take Two (Article) - 8/23/2003 6:08:10 PM
Again, funny Stacey! During the gold rush, the legislature took it upon themselves to pass a law that limited the amount of air you could breathe in an apartment or house. It was passed to limit the number of Chinese living in those abodes...Thought you'd like to know...
Could They Be Dumber? (Article) - 8/22/2003 5:01:14 AM
LOL! Ever notice that most of these dumb laws originate in the SOUTH????!! Perhaps their state reps. are too high on moonshine to change them! LOL!
Nice work, Stacey!
Could They Be Dumber? (Article) - 8/21/2003 5:06:56 AM
ROFLMAO tears rolling down my face! Clay was right this is a riot! LOL
Could They Be Dumber? (Article) - 8/19/2003 11:33:06 PM
I love this Stacey! I can't wait for #2!!!
Editor's Eye - Mispeled Wurds (Article) - 7/29/2003 9:30:27 AM
Stacey! this is perfectly wonderful!!! I is so glad you is editing my works! I doesn't have much problems with my grammer because I is almost a kolledge graj you ate...
Misfit or Misunderstood? (Article) - 7/27/2003 10:10:28 AM
I'm out of this loop, I've never heard a song by him, but I imagine my grandson's have. I'm not one of those who believe that music can influence how people act, ie, I don't think that music can make you committ murder, but then the studies are still new.
He had a hard life, but now is a different day and time. He's making money hand over fist, and living high, but does his childhood experiences give him any more excuses for bad behavior then it does someone who went through the same thing who is now a Harvard professor????
Homeless in the U.S.A. (Article) - 7/24/2003 3:25:30 PM
Very insightful Stacey! I hope someone reads and actually absorbs the words. I volunteer at our local soup kitchen and also try and find housing for the homeless. Here in California we can blame the problem back to when Regan was Governor and he decided that mental heath facilities were not needed.
A Teacher, A Father and A Molester. A Florida Story. (Article) - 7/23/2003 2:32:56 PM
Stacey, This is a sad situation. You want to keep your children safe, but being charged isn't being convicted. Stacey, what were your gut feelings about this man, discount the paper comments, what do you feel about him?
One of the guarentees of our constitution is the presumption that everyone is innocent until proven guilt. I've served on many juries with people whose attitude was 'if the guy was arrested, he must be guilty.' I've argued this opinion strongly while in the jury room. Unless the proponderance of the evidence shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is guilty (during his trial) then we have no right to convict him in the papers or in the community!
I remember another case that happened not that many years ago during the Olympics in Atlanta. Remember that security guard? He was absolved of the crime, but the papers had him convicted, hung out to dry and ruined his good name! The man may have been absolved of any wrong doings but because of the papers, his character was assassinated. It took him a long time to live it down and find gainful employment and the trust of people. How many remember he SAVED people? How many remember this guy was a hero?
This man you are talking about has the right to a fair trial and be judged by his peers. He has the right to a fair and impartial judge and jury, something from the newspaper articles I doubt he will get in that community. I feel the school did right putting him on administrative leave, if he's convicted they should fire him but not until his guilt or innocence is proved.
That is my take on this case...
Mandatory School Books - They're Not as Bad as You Think (Article) - 7/23/2003 12:19:54 AM
I'm reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" right now! It was tossed out of a New England school in the 80's because of the "n-word"-- the same thing that got "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" booted from school reading lists. (Never mind the fact that the people of that time talked like that... gotta be p.c. no matter how ridiculous it becomes!)
Teens Rob Grave & Bring Remains to Party? Is This a Joke? (Article) - 7/22/2003 11:20:37 AM
This is gruesome! How could they do that? Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
And Justice For All (Article) - 7/15/2003 8:48:09 PM
Most communities do have laws against overt discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing and employment Anastacia, but the Constitution also protects the rights of everyone to "freedom of association," the right to associate with whom we please and disassociate from others for any or even no reason at all...it's a basic, inalienable and even a wonderful right when you think consider it.
Gays and lesbians can no more expect that religious people, for instance, accept their "lifestyle" as anything other than "sinful, any more than those same religious people have a right to expect everyone else to accept and proselytize the religious views that religious people find sacred.
Our laws are designed to have disparate people tolerate each other, not like each other.
As far as the Military goes, the strictures against homosexuality are about unit cohesiveness. There is a form of bonding that goes on in activities that combat units, street policing units and firehouses engage in and the sexual tension that the addition of women and homosexuals to such groups creates has been shown to undermine that bonding and that cohesiveness.
There are virtually no women in the U.S. Special Forces (Navy Seals, Green Berets, etc) and precious few in street policing units or firehouses. I can attest to the fact that women are decidedly unwelcome in most firehouses and only the most "straight acting" and closeted homosexual would find such environs less than uncomfortable.
I think the law does as good a job of encouraging tolerance as it can. Surely the goal is NOT to make people like each other, or even to accept that everything others do is "OK," but to tolerate each other...and by and large, we have that today.
Man's Best Friend and Medicine? (Article) - 7/15/2003 1:55:15 PM
We seem to have some things in commen. The article is quite good. I work with animals constantly. Each one is unique and special and it does me a great deal of good to take the opportunities I have to work with all of them. I judge the character of people by the way they treat the animals around them. I believe it says more about their fundemental character than anything else.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Does it Really Work? (Article) - 7/15/2003 1:52:10 PM
Thanks for that. I think your right about the desire. If you really want to you will stay clean and sober There is one key piece of information that I'd like to add, the spiritual aspect. That is THE major principle of A.A.. Yes, I know that's a loaded issue but I say it from personal experience. The only thing that keeps me motivated and inspired to stay sober and clean is my continued relationship with "The Big Whatever". It's what A.A. taught me about needing to depend on that mystical, magical thing some people call God in order to overcome my own weakness. I would never claim to understand what God is just that it is a force more powerful than I. A.A. is a spiritual program.
And Justice For All (Article) - 7/15/2003 11:31:03 AM
Great article Stace! I also hate the discrimination that gay's go through, however, change comes slow but there is some change. Look at Nevada now accepting and performing gay marriages. If a state passes a law like that, the rest of the states have to acknowledge its meaning, thus gay marriages are slowly becoming accepted. The solution is through education, and that education has to start early! The problem is those people who are homophobic, their voices are the loudest, and we all know the loudest are the one's heard for a while...
Linda Georgian's Communicating With the Dead - A Review (Article) - 7/13/2003 9:52:20 AM
This is a topic most needful of consideration, yet one that most totally ignore. Claywoman is correct: listen fully from inside and you will hear.
Mandatory School Books - They're Not as Bad as You Think (Article) - 7/12/2003 7:45:53 PM
I've read everyone of them on your list. Don't forget Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and 1984 by George Orwell...
Linda Georgian's Communicating With the Dead - A Review (Article) - 7/12/2003 7:44:18 PM
All you have to do is listen to your heart Stacie, just listen with every fiber of your being....
The Truth (Poetry) - 5/11/2004 8:48:09 PM
While this is for a significant other I have to say it also made me think of s child/parent relationshi[ as well. Especially once the child hits teen years.
great job :)
The Truth (Poetry) - 3/29/2004 12:23:19 PM
Isn't it the truth though?
I love how your senses breathe life into the poem.
Moment of Clarity (Poetry) - 8/21/2003 5:23:49 AM
Loved this Stacey.... I have a bet going about dancing naked in a thunderstorm....i'll remember this piece IF we ever get a thunderstorm!
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 8/21/2003 5:18:41 AM
Beautiful, heartfelt and painful... wrote one similar last year.... "would it have been worthwhile" Sometimes these just pour out don't they?
i don't get it (Poetry) - 8/21/2003 5:14:57 AM
my thoughts exactly!
Rhyming Thoughts and an Ultimatum (Poetry) - 8/21/2003 5:12:31 AM
Wish I could rhyme.... I'm like clay except mine usually end up as dirty limericks LOL, great write
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/21/2003 5:10:18 AM
truly from the heart
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 11:15:49 AM
I like the ending too...well done indeed
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 7:48:08 AM
I love the simplicity of this.... very well done...
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 2:58:45 AM
"The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth"....
Loved this poem very much..
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 2:36:38 AM
So true And very heartfelt!!
The Truth (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 12:11:56 AM
awwww...how beautiful...how sweet!
Rhyming Thoughts and an Ultimatum (Poetry) - 7/31/2003 4:23:53 PM
Good rhyming and a very nice piece of a ultimatum indeed!
Rhyming Thoughts and an Ultimatum (Poetry) - 7/31/2003 10:27:22 AM
This is cute Stacey....I can never rhyme...I end up either sounding like Dr. Suess or a limerick....
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/29/2003 12:06:26 PM
Excellant penning of thoughts Anastacia!!!!
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/29/2003 9:26:18 AM
I love this Stacey! The emotions shine through in this poem!
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/29/2003 8:27:32 AM
I don't get those kinds, either! Well said...
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/29/2003 7:06:17 AM
Perhaps your friend is going hrough something that has to happen alone.. I am guilty of backing away from friends to a severe degree.. I really can't help it.. Sometimes I really have to be within myself. I know this is frustrateing for people.. A true friend will understand.. as I am sure you are... This is just a perhaps
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/29/2003 4:35:24 AM
Well written thoughts that most have had.
i don't get it (Poetry) - 7/28/2003 11:40:21 PM
A Work of Fiction (Poetry) - 7/24/2003 3:37:34 PM
hey girl came across this ... love the ending! i definitely remember this one. hehe. hope you're well. take care.
A Work of Fiction (Poetry) - 7/24/2003 3:16:11 PM
Good poem...I wonder if it will ever reach the person intended...
A Work of Fiction (Poetry) - 7/24/2003 1:35:50 PM
Very nice, very nice...ENJOYED!
Pinchbeck (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 6:43:36 PM
Omg, yes this is so sad but very well written...bravo!
Pinchbeck (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 11:43:53 AM
what an incredibly sad poem!
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 11:56:04 PM
Self Imprisonment (Mental Case Pt. 1) (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 11:54:04 PM
Whoa Stace! This is powerful!
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 3:32:49 PM
Cleverly done. Bravo.
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 12:57:08 PM
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 10:20:13 AM
I really enjoyed this. full of emotions
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 3:00:57 AM
Nice one dear...Those wounds are deep indeed...
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 2:52:46 AM
Anastacia, excellent poem. Very different style. As for the ending, Ouch!!! that cuts deep. Well done.
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 2:47:58 AM
superb right.....i loved it veryy much.....ur not the only 1 pondering over these thoughts...keep up the good work.
Shattered Heart (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 11:25:42 PM
Hello...This is very very touchy write...wonderful.....BHUWAN
Self Sufficient (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 10:41:36 AM
wonderful ... Most in this world are never self sufficient...
Clean (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 10:39:40 AM
People do change. Some grow apart others closer together. The worst part is when only one of them can see it.
Last Will & Testament (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 4:34:44 AM
Good one, great rhyme and flow.
Last Will & Testament (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 2:26:28 AM
Anastacia, wonderful poem and excellent memories to depart with. Well done.
Last Will & Testament (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 12:20:37 AM
Wow..this is outstanding!! Loved it..
The Popular Mind (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:59:00 PM
I love this one Stace! Great meter, great imagery!
The Good Witch (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:57:21 PM
How cool! That brought back memories!
Day 1 (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:55:57 PM
its hard to let go of your child...the stories i could tell you...
Initiation (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:53:38 PM
Reason (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:51:59 PM
and you will! great imagery here Stace...
Don't Look Back (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 10:47:24 PM
Stace...you will find someone who will help you discover the warmth again...believe me...
The Hunted (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 7:38:53 PM
i love a good chill.
The Hunted (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 1:46:52 PM
Anastacia, I'm really getting into this. You got my attention. I hope Buffy is around.
The Hunt (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 1:44:22 PM
Anastacia, very well done. I'll be careful to look twice at every corner. This could be a banquet.
Promise of a Panther (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:23:36 AM
Wonderful metaphors and wonderful imagery!
A Lesson Learned (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:22:15 AM
A beautiful poem Stace...a great dedication to your family...
Suppressed Memories (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:20:51 AM
Because we mentally block out what we don't want to remember...Your father sounds like a good man Stace...
My Father's Love (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:18:56 AM
I hope your father is feeling better...its fun to be 'daddy's little girl' isn't it?
The Hunted (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:17:47 AM
Now how am I suppose to leave my house at night? Great imagery!
The Hunt (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:16:53 AM
Nice and dark Stace...can't wait to read the Hunted!
Sister (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 3:04:57 AM
I would give anything to have a sis like that. Beautiful tribute...
Sister (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 2:57:49 PM
Nice tribute, Stacey. Family goes unnoticed way too often. What a wonderful way of saying, Thanks.
The Eyes of a Lost Soldier (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 2:17:25 PM
Outstanding! Unfortunately, I can relate to this poem only too well. I see you and I are on the same wave length in some respects. Read my poem "I Saw A Man" and you will see what I mean.
Sister (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 12:27:23 PM
That song is so wonderful and to fit this poem with it makes it quite sentimental. A very strong bond and love you've got for her and this poem is such a beautiful expression of that bondage. Great.
Sister (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 11:50:35 AM
Oh, this is indeed lovely, Anastacia! Glad you are there for each other; what a lovely tribute to your sister, Jenni! :) (((HUGS)))
Circumstantial (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 8:18:25 AM
I am so glad you succeeded in if not overcoming your addiction, then being able to say to yourself that you have power over it! You are such a strong woman!
Peace Pie (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 8:16:46 AM
What do you mean you only want a piece? Stacie, you have the whole pie in your hands!
Peace Pie (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 7:45:35 AM
Wonderful poem. Welcome to AD. Best wishes, R
Peace Pie (Poetry) - 7/14/2003 2:24:52 AM
Anastacia, First of all I love your name. It has a very magical feeling to it. I thought your poem was outstanding. I think it's great when poetry takes on different meanings. Why settle for a piece when you can have the whole pie. Excellent job on your poem.
out of order (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 11:48:42 PM
very descriptive meltdown! Excellent write. ~Z~
Sheets of Clay (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 11:47:19 PM
Oh how well you describe the "molded people" of this world...good write! ~Z~
Rewind (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 11:40:09 PM
Blinding (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 11:31:38 PM
Go On Living (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 5:13:45 PM
Oh, I know this pain! Thank you for putting into beautiful words, Ms. Lee!
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 5:12:08 PM
The beauty that she just doesn't see...Interesting! Wonder how many other women don't see their true inner beauty? Nice poem, Ms. Lee. Looking froward to more!
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 9:49:42 AM
Welcome to AD... looking forward to reading more...
Deathwish (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 9:34:21 AM
No you don't, you wish for the pain to stop, there is a difference, I know, I've been there and tried that...Believe me, it isn't worth the trouble...
If I Didn't Hate You (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 9:31:19 AM
He never did Stacie...he couldn't have and done what he did to you....
out of order (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 9:29:26 AM
oh yes...this one is prophetic!
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 5:06:57 AM
like how this poem develops...
Sheets of Clay (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 11:53:12 PM
There you will stay
as nothing more
than a reminder,
a trophy that
is their creation.
Love that, scary though, the poem reminds me of my mother. Fantastic Write!
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 11:50:47 PM
Great write! and WELCOME to the DEN! Looking forward to getting to know you...any friend of the Wild woman..oh I mean Clay <grin> is a person worth knowing
Sheets of Clay (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:42:43 PM
Wow! This one is sooooo Good Stacie! Welcome!
In the End (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:41:42 PM
You are a poet woman! Keep them coming!
Go On Living (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:40:51 PM
You are strong Stacie and another will come your way and be better then that you lost...
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:39:48 PM
Great poem Stacie! Welcome to the 'den!
Evanescent (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:31:00 PM
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Go On Living (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:21:02 PM
This is so painful when u see the love of your life run off with someone else, i feel the pain in this one. Excellent Write! :)
In the End (Poetry) - 7/12/2003 7:11:58 PM
WOW, I really like this, its sooooo great and full of power.
Release (Poetry) - 7/11/2003 3:43:22 PM
Ha ha!! Love it, Anastacia! Quite inspiring.. it's raining here so I might have a go at it as well ;)
Release (Poetry) - 7/11/2003 12:39:57 PM
Release (Poetry) - 7/11/2003 12:32:10 PM
This is wonderful - dancing right along with you!