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Susan Cronk
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Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. -- John Jakes
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. -- John Jakes

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When I first began the book on the jail I felt a bit discouraged because the information about it was proving very difficult to find initially. I almost abandoned the project all together.

To date, over 633 articles have been read and considered related to the jail dealing with everything from sheriffs terms of service, jail design and construction, opinion pieces, news articles on events, jail breaks, repeat offenders who called the place a home away from home on more than one occasion, Missouri Constitutions 1845-1875-1945, federal jail surveys related to the number and types of prisoners housed, a number of historical books related to the county, the people, and the jail/sheriff, and now rereading Wayne Mahood's book A Strenuous Day.

At present around 100 photos have been scanned, reviewed, and organized, and that number is still growing as more come in. I have done several interviews with folks who knew the old jail and the new one, including two yesterday. I've reorganized notes and data twice to try to keep ahead of the tide. Can't wait to catch a nice gentle current to carry me to the final chapter so I can hit the "publish" button.

#writing #author #nonfiction #history #jail #criminal justice #rotaryjail #humansquirrelcage

A beautiful day here in NW Missouri. Working on the next book. Window's open. Fresh air. Iced tea. Enjoy the day! #amwriting #amediting #nonfiction #history

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If you're a quilter, you might want to check out some of the quilts on the Ferluknat Farm Fabrics Art & Home site. You'll find the Paul Bunyan quilt here. Chloe the dog says to stay and browse some of the other cool projects on the site. http://www.ferluknatfarm.com/paul-bunyon-and-babe-the-blue-ox
#quilts #quilting #sewing #art #crafts #homedecor #bedding #artistic #sew #fabric

I am wondering if it would prove useful to start suing, at random, #emailmarketing and #emailblast service providers, maybe even #socialmedia sites, as well as any #smallbusiness who utilizes such service, to expedite a shutdown of serial spammers? It's a thought. It's an idea that becomes more appealing as the days pass. Lately I've been getting barraged with emails that use names like #CNN, #USAToday, #MSNBC, #DonaldTrump, #WarrenBuffet, #MelissaMcCarthy, #Forbes, and companies selling products like #walkintubs, #militaryLEDflashlights, and the ever idiotic #autowarranty renewal scams. Even #jobrecruiter services gets on the list as serial spammers.

One thing consumers can do is contact the various email marketing services and email blast service providers and first ask them to add your email to the outbound server filter that blocks anyone using their service from sending you an email. If they have any integrity at all, they'll add you to the "do not contact" filter they have, or should have, on their outbound server. I have started that process. So, we'll see which one stops the tide of inbound spam mail first. In the meantime, continue blocking domains, reporting serial spammers, and letting companies selling products that way know that their serial spam is unwanted and they have likely lost a future customer . . . for all time.

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A cute snippet from history. A "rock pile" as incentive to keep moving. It worked for these gents.

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County sheriffs aren't just law enforcement officers . . . they have to have expertise in a wide range of areas in order to do their jobs well.

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Susan Cronk commented on a post on Blogger.
I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet. Thanks for the recommendation.

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I like old-time radio comedies like Burns and Allen, The Charley McCarthy Show, and Jack Benny. I remember one line where Jack Benny's music instructor was trying to describe to an IRS investigator (checking up on Jack's expense deductions) who asked what Mr. Benny's playing was like. The instructor explained that, "The strings on the violin were made from catgut and the strings of the bow were made from horse hair. So, if you want to know what his playing sounds like, imagine a cat getting stepped on by a horse." What a visual and auditory-rich description. I try to keep it in mind when I'm trying to describe a sound. That reminds me, I have to work out the description of a koziol bialy that is mentioned in the latest fiction book. Nice having the internet so I can actually hear different sound bytes. 

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Susan Cronk commented on a post on Blogger.
I had an opportunity, along with several other students from Greeley, to tour Fort Carson when I was considering a career in the Army. It was a great day and I learned a little about Army life. A friend of mine was stationed in Germany in the late '80s or '90s, Army MP. We corresponded for a while. Not sure how long she stayed in. We lost touch.
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