Category Archives: Stories from a Life Long Lived

What Happened to Clara?


From Kirkus Reviews: …Halleson clearly has a strong understanding of the Norwegian-Americans who populate her novel, and their depictions seem extremely authentic. She’s equally skilled at representing the criminal mind, and the passages from the perspective of a kidnapper are chilling…. Continue reading

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Join me…Join meeeeee!!!


In mass social movements, the details may vary, but the overall pattern is the same: 1) Rise of a charismatic leader, 2) Hand picked lieutenants who plan and oversee the subsequent action, 3) Crowds of enthusiastic believers in the message. Once in power, the movement becomes an organization and establishes its own rules to monitor the behavior of its loyal followers. Continue reading

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