Monthly Archives: September 2009


Children may have no one to help them, especially if the person/s abusing them are in their family. Everyone must stand up to help children in need.

I implore you to look into the eyes of children you may know, and to listen to what they say and do not say when you ask acknowledge them. Please listen to your heart and if necessary take the next step to help a child find safety if you feel a child is being abused or neglected.

Please go to BellaOnline’s Missing and Exploited Children Site to learn how to keep your children safe.


Helping Daddy (Throw Back Foul Ball)

This adorable short movie clip shows a little 4 year old girl throwing back the foul ball her daddy just caught. After giving daddy a “high 5” she holds up her other hand motioning for the ball, and her daddy hands her the ball. The look on his face, and mommy’s face is PRICELESS as their sweet little blue eyed girl tosses the ball back onto the field!

Tickets to a Philly game for a family of (4) $200.00.
Catching a foul ball – the chance of a lifetime!
Watching as your 4 year old throws the foul ball back onto the field – PRICELESS!

Darwin Award Nomination

Interestingly his name was James Looney. Mr. Looney lived in Imperial Missouri and I believe should be nominated for a Darwin Award. For those NOT familiar with the Darwin awards, the prestigious awards are usually given posthumously to one who has self-obliterated him or herself in a non-conventional way. Read on to find out exactly why James Looney, age 40, should receive this award. Trying to do a good thing Mr. Looney decided to give his girlfriend a homeschooled lesson on gun safety.

Yes, alcohol was involved – in some aspects I guess that it is a good thing alcohol was involved as I would hate to believe any sane or intellectual person would do what James did, but not have alcohol as an excuse for the end result. Mr. Looney decided to get out several guns and show his significant other how to set the safety on each gun. Next, James Looney, put his guns one at a time to his head, and asked her if she thought the safety was set correctly, and they were the first two times. The third time being the charm…well let’s just say this time the safety was NOT set correctly.

Now as my husband noted, “somewhere in gun safety classes I believe you are taught NEVER to point any weapon at anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot”. Why then did James point the gun to his head, and a better question might be why did he actually pull the trigger? Sadly, James Looney died by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, in his personal game of Russian roulette.

I suppose he was trying to do the right thing and teach his significant other what NOT to do with a gun, and in the end, I imagine this is one lesson regarding gun safety she will NEVER forget! Although, I have NEVER exactly figured out exactly why Missouri is called the Show Me state…but I am beginning to understand exactly what THAT means.

Imagine This Scenario…

Everyone likes field trips, even legally committed criminally insane murderers. So imagine this scenario…a criminally insane killer is allowed into the community for a field trip to a local county fair, and escapes. Although this sounds like a good plot for a science fiction or horror movie it is indeed a true story.

Last week Phillip Paul who has been committed at the Eastern State Hospital in Washington State for admitting to the murder of Ruth Motley a community activist in 1987. At the time Paul believed Motley was a witch due to the voices in his head telling him this information. In the end Paul strangled Motley, then cut her throat and finally burned a deer carcass as a sacrifice.

So what possessed the staff to allow this man to go on a daytrip? Secondly, why was the fact that Phillip Paul packed a backpack full of clothes, not a HUGE red flag for staff that the man was planning on eloping? This fact alone should have alerted staff to the fact he was possibly planning to run.

Also, Paul had escaped previously from the hospital back in 1991. He also assaulted a police officer before he was recaptured. Interestingly the officer he assaulted in 1991 who helped capture Paul at the time was one of the same officers who captured him this time.

What right does anyone have to fail to report a criminally insane murderer missing? Supposedly the staff on the outing failed to report Paul missing for several hours. The good news is that Paul is back in legal custody after being found 250 miles away from where he eloped. He had been hitchhiking. Glad I do not pick up hitchhikers! And not surprisingly the hospital is reviewing its policy of which patients get to go on community outings!

Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez

Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez is an illegal alien. He is also a pedophile, and his story is featured on America’s Most Wanted. Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez is wanted for sexual assault on a minor child. He was initially arrested in 1997, but according to AMW he managed to make bail and then poof! He disappeared into thin air!

Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez may have returned to his homeland of Mexico (although the sexual assaults took place in Hartford, CT,) he has family in Oaxaca. Past history shows that when Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez consumes alcohol his mood becomes verbally and physically aggressive and abusive.

If you have seen this pedophile please call local authorities immediately. Carlos has many identifying tattoos on his body. The descriptions of Carlos and his tattoos is posted on AMW website. He can alter his appearance but he cannot hide his tattoos!

Remember to use extreme caution when in the presence of this man. Do you know where this pedophile is hiding? Please call authorities if you have information about Carlos Andres Lopez-Marquez, and thank-you for looking out for America’s Children.

Life is Strange…

Life is strange. Often people say truth is stranger than fiction. I would have to agree whole heartedly with that statement. I am a psychiatric RN and this is my little world, where I will share my insight on a world full of strangeness. If you watch the daily news, then you know how strange the world can be… In the end none of us gets out of this life alive, but anyway the sunsets and you are 6 feet up, versus 6 feet underground is a good day!

Please feel free to share your own insight into this crazy world, but be mindful of those visiting and keep your insights clean and appropriate please pr they will be deleted without question.

Have a blessed day!

Erika Lyn Smith