The Fremantle Prison has seen its share of bold criminals come through its doors. It’s also seen quite a few sneak out. While John Boyle O'Reilly is the only prisoner to successfully stay out once he escaped, there are some other amusing attempts that are equally noteworthy. For instance, let's take a look at Brenden Abbott's attempt at freedom. Of all the escapees, this guy is my absolute favorite. ~ Read More
The Fremantle Prison had its share of escapes during its 150 year history. The best one was done by John Boyle O'Reilly. This guy nearly caused a war between the U.S. and Great Britain with his little escapade. And he's the only prisoner they were never able to recapture. ~ Read More
The Fremantle Prison, located in Fremantle, Western Australia was built by convicts back in the 1850s. They weren't picky about the convicts they'd accept as British prisoners, local prisons, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war all found themselves housed there. Some were housed more temporarily than others. Among those others, there were a few intent on escaping. ~ Read More
It all began when I received a coupon in the mail for an oil change at a chain. Seeing that I'd save about $12 on that desperately needed maintenance, I happily decided to use it. The fact that every oil change received a free car wash was just icing on the cake. Having left it at a teammate's house in Orange County during the wildfires while we went to a swim meet, the car was covered in ash. ~ Read More
Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse of what the Federal Bureau of Investigation is like from the inside? You're in luck. Almost half of the 56 field Offices of the FBI host a Citizens' Academy as a part of their community outreach where you can do exactly that. ~ Read More
I'm sure we've all had our share of bad family reunions. I thought I'd tell you about mine.
The day started innocently enough. And well, I might add. Earlier in the year, my mom had just been told she was in remission from the cancer that was trying to claim her life. Ecstatic that she finally could kick the hospital habit for a while, she went in for one final check up. And fell and broke her hip. I'll save that story for another time, so long story short, my dad and I had just gotten her out of the nursing home. It had been rough on her to say the least, but she adored her family reunions. And there was no way she was going to miss this one. ~ Read More