Monthly Archives: July 2015

Obits on True-Crime Writer Ann Rule Should Tell Whole Story

Noted true-crime writer Ann Rule has died. I cannot honestly say that I am not saddened by her passing. More of a sense of relief. Even the New York Times ran an obit on her, as did the Seattle Times. … Continue reading

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‘Murder Survivor’s Handbook’ Author Connie Saindon to Speak at POMC Conference, NCVC Training Institute

Connie Saindon, author of “Murder Survivor’s Handbook,” will make presentations at the annual conferences of Parents of Murdered Children, and the National Center for Victims of Crime. She will discuss “Grief and Resiliency,” “Dealing with the Media,” and “Expanding Resources … Continue reading

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Tiny’s name added to Maine POMC Memorial Plaque

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
A POMC (Parents of Murdered Children Chapter of Maine) event was held on June 28, 2015.  The day was a very cold rainy day.    You could see reflections of people in the stone…

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Retired Librarian reviews Murder Survivors Handbook

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
This is a difficult subject and Connie Saindon covers it carefully, with directness and compassion and a wealth of resources. Any family who is surviving the murder of a loved one will benefit…

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‘The music commenced’— Gettysburg turns tide for Union army

One hundred and fifty-two years ago today, “the music commenced” at Gettysburg. The quoted phrase comes from Private Oney F. Sweet, who made reference to the artillery barrages that signaled the beginning of battle. Confederate General Lee had marched his … Continue reading

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