Authorities: Mom told son he had leukemia, took money
BY BILL LAITNER FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
A mother told her 12-year-old son he had leukemia, shaved his head and eyebrows, laced his food with opiates to make him look lethargic and held church fund-raisers that fleeced more than $7,000 from sympathizers, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Hi. I really love your blog, and your artwork in particular. Your collages remind me of my dreams. Anyway, what sort of music do you like?
Wow, thanks. I really like classic punk and new wave like the Clash, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, Television and Patti Smith. Of the newer groups I like TV on the Radio, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Best Coast, The National, Dirty Projectors…I could go on for days…
“Fate was a conjurer! She waved her wand; and beautiful women were transformed into hogs, jewels into pebbles, silks and laces into hempen cords. The brave fellow who danced tonight at the prince’s ball, might tomorrow dance more lightly on the gallows tree. The thing was to live and die with a full belly. To digest all that one could — that was life!”—Tod Robbins
The world really *needs* that kind of noise. Consider posting more, please!
I appreciate you saying this. I think the “read more” thing works for people who don’t want to experience big slabs of my prose. I won’t go into my back pages, but when I come up with another piece I’ll put it on here.
The keycard’s already old fashioned, with little circles punched out in patterns, and a drawing of a key in the middle for those unclear on the concept. There are arrows on each end with ELEVATOR running across the top and ROOM the bottom. On the back’s a diagram to further clarify, followed by five sentences of very small instructions repeated in Japanese, English, Spanish and French.
Obviously I’ve studied the damn thing quite closely, back in the room and just now riding the elevator, turning it over in my hands, clutching it as the possibility of my entry into what? More than just Pam’s hotel room anyway.