Can you believe this?

I read the following on Yahoo today.    If a cop had done this…people would have been screaming for his job and the “Man” would have bowed to the pressure stating improper use of force.

[Chicago (AFP) – A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said. The shoplifter in Tuesday’s Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.

It was not clear if the woman, who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, would face any charges for taking the law into her own hands.

The woman, 48, was in the parking lot when she saw a security guard chase a black man in his 40s out of the store. The man jumped into a waiting sports utility vehicle and the woman opened fire when it began to pull away. Police believe she shot out one of the tires.

A spokesman for the Auburn Hills police department did not immediately return a request for comment. The department did, however, publish some details on Twitter.

It noted that “business was not disrupted” and asked for the public’s help in locating the “getaway” car.

The incident comes just a few weeks after a bank customer in a neighboring Detroit suburb shot a robber as he was fleeing the scene.

The local mayor said the 63-year-old man, who also had a license to carry a weapon, acted within his rights because the robber threatened him on his way out the door.

The robber, 43, was treated in hospital after being shot once in each arm and once in a leg.

“I’m happy that no one was seriously injured,” Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press at the time. “He apparently exercised some caution by not shooting the robber in a vital area.”]

A comment posted below the article really drove the point home – what if the security guard had been running after the man because he dropped his wallet…    I don’t know about you, but this kind of vigilante violence scares the shit out of me.   J/W


I got in trouble with my wife last night…

I was lathering up in the shower after a hard, sweaty day of working outside when I spotted this odd little bar of soap stashed away in the corner behind my wife’s loofa.   At the time I didn’t realize it was some special kind of rejuvenating soap that she’d just purchased off of QVC to moisturize her face.

I thought it was the designated butt bar…

Boy was she mad!

What can I say? J/W


And now for something completely different…

In 1698 a British scholar came face-to-face with the unknown one foggy night while walking the dissolute cobble stone streets after hoisting one too many at the local pub. A malevolent fog bank already had him on edge when a sudden ‘POP’ to his rear spun him around ready to defend his honor. With fists raised, he found himself alone. The only proof that remained was the sudden awareness that the air lingering around him had become most foul.

This British scholar was Sir Charles Phart.

Keep your nose upwind.   J/W


Yahoo News… Proof that everybody poops.

This morning, Yahoo news sported an article discussing the possible causes for the recent explosion in seismic activity around Oklahoma.

From the article “The seismicity rate in Oklahoma is about 600 times greater than it was before 2008, around the time dewatering started in the state. Just last year, 585 magnitude 3+ earthquakes hit Oklahoma — compared with 109 in 2013.”

Unless I’ve forgotten something about math, I believe they meant to say either: ‘6 times greater’ or ‘600 percent greater’. 600 times greater would have meant they had around 65,000 magnitude 3+ earthquakes last year. Yikes!

That’s further proof that no one is perfect. Not only did the writer miss the mistake, but so did the editor.

Live free and enjoy life! J/W


My Latest Novel ‘I Am Maker’ is available at Amazon.com

If power corrupts, then what would happen if you could do anything? What if you could manipulate the minds of those around you? What if you could manipulate the relationship between energy and matter? What if there was no one on this Earth that could stop you? Look in the mirror. Look carefully at what you see in the reflection. Do you sense the presence? You need to ask yourself two vital questions. Take a deep breath and be honest.
1) If you could do anything, would you be able to face the reflection that peers back at you from inside the mirror?
2) And this is the decisive one…Are you the Maker?

One man is about to confront these two questions in the quaint village of Rock Beach, Maine. Not everyone will survive the answers.

If you want to know what it’d be like to have that kind of power – then check out my latest novel ‘I Am Maker’. It has a release date of 3/1/15 but why wait, it’s available for pre-order right now at Amazon. [Content not suitable for children]

Think back to the last time the answer suddenly came to you. That epiphany – it was a result of clarity of mind. It’s that ability to focus that determines if you’re the Maker, or just one of us. J/W


Did I hear that right?

I was talking with a friend and somehow we got on the topic of our pets.   I’m a dog person and she’s a cat’s meow, but still I gave her the chance to blow off some steam.   It turns out that her cat has a bladder infection.   She said that it was so bad that the poor little thing couldn’t clean itself after going to the bathroom.    I said, “Really?”   To that she replied, “Oh yeah.   So I cleaned him.”   For the next few seconds all I could think about was how she gets the hair off her tongue…

Keeping it real.   J/W


How could I forget – anothe free Kindle promo…

Hi folks,

Don’t know how I forgot, but I did.   My first ghost story ‘Touches’ is also in this weeks Kindle freebies from Amazon.   You’re sure to like this one:


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

By    Shirley Priscilla  JohnsonTOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 22, 2004

Format: Paperback

  In this novel we find a young couple, David and Julie.  Tired of the humdrum of their existence, they longed to open a Bed and Breakfast in an old home.
After searching they felt they found just the place in the old Bender house, but they were not aware of the danger that awaited them there.
Moving in, Julie is left alone while David finishes up some work in the city. Julie begins to experience a presence and sees shadows throughout the house. Thinking at first it is only her imagination, Julie tries to lose herself in the vision of the future and their plans.  However, the supernatural forces at work were determined this would not happen.
What was happening here? She had to know as she searches desperately trying to find the history of the house and a possible clue to what was happening.  What she finds out fills her being with fear.
As the story progresses it becomes more intense as the presence in the house brings death and the near loss of her husband. Will they make it out of this house alive?
Wow!  What a ride.
This work is a real page turner as you sit glued to your seat unable to put it down. Heart thumping, you have to know what secret is within the walls of the Bender house; and you silently pray that Julie will be able to battle the forces that hold her husbands life  and their future in their hands.
Horror fans will love this one. Recommended.
Shirley Johnson


By    Cathy on April 25, 2012

Format: Paperback

  Purchased this book years ago and never read it. Never heard of the author but the story sounded interesting. Every time I saw it sitting on my bookshelf my curiosity was peeked but i never picked it up. Finally, after it sat staring at me for 30 minutes as I was on the computer, I decided it was time. It was a quick read and I really enjoyed it. I googled the author and found he has written two other books, I Am Maker and another titled Ferryman. I plan on reading these too as I’m curious to see how his writing has developed and they both sound like something I would enjoy.

By    Stacey Harlow on August 5, 2007

Format: Paperback

  This book is wonderfully written. It was an emotional, scary, spooky ride full of goose bumps, laughs, and even some tears. I could relate with the characters, picture the scenery, and enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend it.
Actually for the rest of this week, 3 of my books are free on Kindle (Touches, The Secret and Eleven Till Midnight).    Stock up, enjoy and feel free to drop me a line on what you thought!




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