Child Welfare, Children, Current events, Madeleine McCann, Murder

Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? By Beverly Hicks Burch Within the past week there has been a stunning turn in the case of the missing British tyke Madeleine McCann who went missing this past May from a resort in Portugal while on holiday with her family. At that time Maddie’s parents, Gerry and Kate… Continue reading Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

Current events, News, Word of the Day

Word of the Day – Gephyrophobia, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Word of the Day – Gephyrophobia By Beverly Hicks Burch Gephyrophobia – the fear of crossing bridges. From the Greek “gephyra” meaning bridge and “phobia” meaning fear. Evidently we’re not alone. Also see: And You Wonder Why I Freak Out © 2007 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Current events, I-35W Bridge collapse, News, Politics, Tall & Handsome

And You Wonder Why I Freak Out, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And You Wonder Why I Freak Out” By Beverly Hicks Burch Last night, about 7:00 PM I came very close to reaching critical mass with a panic attack. I had just finished watching some of my favorite Tivoed HGTV shows and when I had watched and deleted the last one, live TV flashed back up… Continue reading And You Wonder Why I Freak Out, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"Dua Khalil Aswad", Current events, Honor Killing, News, Paris Hilton, Rosie O'Donnell, Women's Rights

Dua Khalil Aswad and the Rest of the World, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Dua Khalil Aswad and the Rest of the World By Beverly Hicks Burch In April 2007, something horrific happened. The life of a 17 year old girl was brutally, violently and barbarically snuffed out. She was deemed dishonorable, shameful and criminal, and therefore, according to her judges and jury, she deserved to die. What was… Continue reading Dua Khalil Aswad and the Rest of the World, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Child Welfare, Children, Current events, Madeleine McCann

More about Maddie…Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Madeleine McCann missing in Portugal. Have you seen her? Please contact: +351 289 884 500, + 351 282 405 400, +351 218 641 000 Madeleine McCann desapareceu em Portugal. Tem informações sobre o seu paradeiro? Por favor contacte: 289 884 500, 282 405 400, 218 641 000, 112 More About Maddie…Little Girl Lost By Beverly… Continue reading More about Maddie…Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

AKA Gomez the Unremarkable, Child Welfare, Children, Current events, Gomez, Madeleine McCann

Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been two weeks now. Two long, grueling, agonizing, heart-rending weeks. That’s how long the world has angst over the fate of British tyke Maddie McCann, age three. Two weeks ago, while the family was on vacation (or holiday as the Brits call it) in Portugal, Maddie’s parents left her and her twin siblings, age… Continue reading Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Current events, Tornado, Weather

Close Encounters of the Kansas Kind, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I grew up in Alabama. What most people don’t realize or associate with Alabama is inclement weather. Alabama the beautiful is a Gulf Coast state with white sandy beaches that are caressed by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountain chain meanders into the northeastern part of the… Continue reading Close Encounters of the Kansas Kind, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Current events, Health, Women's health

Women’s Health Part III: Frozen…Flight or Fright – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic & Anxiety Disorder, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the week since the Virginia Tech tragedy, it seems our country has been caught in a cycle of insanity, with wackos, nuts and copycats coming out of the woodwork. As I was pondering the next installment of the "Women's Health Series" and gathering some of the research on my subject, the news broke on… Continue reading Women’s Health Part III: Frozen…Flight or Fright – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic & Anxiety Disorder, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Current events, Virginia Tech

Keystone Kops Go To College, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the early days of Hollywood and movie making, there were some characters called the Keystone Kops. They were from the silent film era, and if my memory serves me correctly, they were characters from some of Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” films. The concept was the inept cops follow the Little Tramp, a hobo (gasp,… Continue reading Keystone Kops Go To College, by Beverly Hicks Burch