"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Criminal Mind at Work

In a week when news headlines reported price gouging at the pump, an Iraqi prison-torturer conviction, the indictment of a major political operative, and continued looting in hurricane-ravaged districts, I was appalled to read this particular story.

If this horrific incident is indicative of big city crime (in New England, that is), thank goodness I live in the country.

Not that we don't have rural crime. You know, like off-loading your rubbish at the "transfer station" (to use the politically correct term) without a dump sticker affixed to your vehicle.

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