Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty Throughout American History

The Greenlease Kidnapping and Murder

Entry #2: Bonnie Heady and the Greenlease Case On September 28, 1953, Robert (Bobby) Greenlease sat focused at his desk at a private school in Kansas City, Mo., when he was informed his aunt had arrived to pick him up. Upon arrival at Notre Dame De Sion, a school for young boys, Bonnie Heady appeared… Continue reading The Greenlease Kidnapping and Murder

Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty Throughout American History

A preview of what’s to come!

        Table of Contents Introduction Women as Killers American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos The Greenlease Kidnapping Women on Death Row Changing the Message of the Death Penalty via State Sanctioned      Suicide: Christina Riggs   A Brief History of the Execution of Women Methods of Execution Pertaining to Women   Gender Disparity… Continue reading A preview of what’s to come!

Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty Throughout American History

American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos

Entry #1: An evaluation of the film, Monster and it's depiction of Aileen Wuornos      Aileen Wuornos is a household name, especially in Hollywood. From the portrayal of Aileen in the fifth season of the television show American Horror Story, to countless documentaries made about her life, it seems America cannot get enough of… Continue reading American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos

I'm a Foodie

Daddy’s Famous Sunday Morning Biscuits

Ever since I can remember my dad made the BEST biscuits and gravy every Sunday morning before we left for church. I was about eight years old when I learned to make them and they still taste the same as they did back then (and they are super easy to make). Since dad is no… Continue reading Daddy’s Famous Sunday Morning Biscuits

I'm a Foodie

Flourless, Gluten-Free, and Paleo Friendly Pecan Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, I was thumbing through Pintrest (every mother's go to when the baby's sleeping, right?!) looking for healthy recipes for my family. I had jumped off the bandwagon of organic, gluten-free and paleo eating to indulge in my cheese tater tots and hamburger pregnancy cravings -- Sonic is a killer. Low and behold I came across… Continue reading Flourless, Gluten-Free, and Paleo Friendly Pecan Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Open Book History

Sacrificing One for the Good of Many: The Survival Lottery

If someone is dying, is it the duty of society to save them? Standard moral ethics says, yes; but under what circumstances? Is society responsible for saving a convicted serial murderer facing the death penalty? What if a building was on fire and trapped in one room is your family of four and in another,… Continue reading Sacrificing One for the Good of Many: The Survival Lottery

The Lighter Side

The Importance of Comedy: Breaking Social Norms and Learning to Laugh at Imperfection

It happens every day while nonchalantly flipping through social media. It’s the spoof of a popular music video, the meme poking fun at a celebrity or politician and inevitably, it’s the guy jumping off the top of the playground set who ends up wiping out the innocent child below. It’s these things that not only… Continue reading The Importance of Comedy: Breaking Social Norms and Learning to Laugh at Imperfection