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The movie “Spotlight” captures the essence of investigative journalism

Spotlight is based on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of a major sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese in Boston. The investigation revealed that high-ranking members of the Church covered-up sexual abuse of children by settling claims out of court and allowing guilty priests to keep their jobs. The initial report covered the actions of a priest named Paul Geoghan who was implicated in numerous abuse cases, and a prominent member of the Catholic Church in Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, who knew about the abuse for years. Spotlight, The Globe’s investigation team, published its first story on January 6, 2002 along with the phone number of a hotline allowing more victims to come forth with allegations. Numerous investigations followed, uncovering hundreds of cases with thousands of victims in archdiocese across the US.

It was All a Dream…

Wreckage befell her disbelieving eyes. Windows smashed, furniture torn to shreds, valuables ransacked and left on the floor. Her family photos had been all but completely ravaged, peering out of the rubble as if to play a painful game of hide and seek. She was floored by the sight of her annihilation, dazed at the thought that she would never put back together the puzzle pieces of the life that she had fortified with love and tears.

Journal Entry: Daily Affirmation

I am the stuff legends are made of… My weaknesses are my strengths… And my strengths are hard to come by…

I am the beginning to my end… The end to selfish living… I am the root that gives way to new life in a new season…

Teach your children how to think for themselves…

Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. — George Carlin Gotta love him 😉

The Landfill (Poem)

If I’m a piece of trash
Then you’re the landfill in which I reside
Festering in the stench of all the bones you hide

No telling one hole or one mess from another
No way to assess the distress
So why bother?

Throw me out and watch me rot
Rape my soul for all I’ve got

Level my plot and bury me under
Masquerade for all your blunder

Pay the toll
Forget the cost
Pass the blame for all we lost

A piece of trash is minuscule
Compared to all the filth in you

The movie “Spotlight” captures the essence of investigative journalism

Spotlight is based on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of a major sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese in Boston. The investigation revealed that high-ranking members of the Church covered-up sexual abuse of children by settling claims out of court and allowing guilty priests to keep their jobs. The initial report covered the actions of a priest named Paul Geoghan who was implicated in numerous abuse cases, and a prominent member of the Catholic Church in Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, who knew about the abuse for years. Spotlight, The Globe’s investigation team, published its first story on January 6, 2002 along with the phone number of a hotline allowing more victims to come forth with allegations. Numerous investigations followed, uncovering hundreds of cases with thousands of victims in archdiocese across the US.

The Sheep, The Wolves & The Pigs

The Sheep have lost sight through their thick matted wool They stay bumpin headz and forgot who is who Their Shepherd the Wolves don’t know how to shear They triCk for the sake, Prey on the fear The Pigs give a damn who or what can’t hold through Their trough is a flood that no one […]

Hell is Coming (Lyrics)

Passing down your sidewalk
Listening to the sound of your answer

Not for nothing you’re an iDiOT
It pays be your nemesis

Death is all you want, You want to
Pain is all you ask for

Fire up the night or the night won’t fade
All your blunder

The cost of most is pennies a day
Yeah it’s nice to know what it costs to hate

Like river of blood heading for the lake
The last hope is miles away

I hope you don’t get there
I hope the wind slows you do-ow-ow-ow-own

Mess around, Oh yeah
Hell is coming for a long long time now

Mess around, Oh yeah
Hell is coming for a long long time now

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The Landfill (Poem)

If I’m a piece of trash
Then you’re the landfill in which I reside
Festering in the stench of all the bones you hide

No telling one hole or one mess from another
No way to assess the distress
So why bother?

Throw me out and watch me rot
Rape my soul for all I’ve got

Level my plot and bury me under
Masquerade for all your blunder

Pay the toll
Forget the cost
Pass the blame for all we lost

A piece of trash is minuscule
Compared to all the filth in you