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Crime reporting was aggressive in Richmond, an old Virginia city of 220,000, which last year was listed by the FBI as having the second-highest homicide rate
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Leaves covered pavement like soggy cereal.

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I didn't know what I wanted. Maybe I never had. The emotional distance was never worth the togetherness, and yet I didn't learn. Nothing had changed. Had he reached for me, I would have forgotten to behave sensibly. Desire has no reason, and the need for intimacy had never stopped. I had not conjured up the images in years, his lips on mine, his hands, the urgency of our hunger. Now I was tormented by the memories.

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For that matter I didn't understand Civil War reenactments. Why would you celebrate the biggest thing you ever lost? I quickly learned not to give voice to such skepticisms, and when asked if I was a Yankee I said I didn't follow baseball closely. That usually shut the person up.

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This day could be our last and if it's in the cards then so be it. I'll prevent any bad thing I can. That's my life's mission. I also know how to accept finality, to give myself up to what I can't begin to change. I don't want to die. But I refuse to fear it. I wait for it without dread because there's no logic in living a tragedy before it's happened.

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-it's the d-isomer of a compound, the name of which won't mean anything to you-
-oh, yeah? how do you know it won't mean nothing to me?
-three-methoxy-n-methylmorphinan
-you're right. don't mean a dam thing to me

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No one good or evil ceases to exist; life is energy and energy cannot be created or destroyed; it is recycled. Therefore, it is possible that the pure of heart and the purely evil have been here before and will be here again.

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,' she quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Maybe nothing phased her until she was beaten to death on her marble floor, and I envision a blitz attack.

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Punishment isn't punishment if you don't feel punished, if you don't experience the suffering that's intended. It's all about perception. It's all about the way you react to something and that reaction is the real weapon.

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The word need is never good. I hope you never use it when you're talking about me,

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Importantly Lucy's past, and I envision

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DEDICATION To Staci

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I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.

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Being with someone who is smart and gives good advice adds tremendously wonderful elements to your life.

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I constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology; it's solved by people.

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Everyone is doing forensics.

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When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.

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I am a fan of Botox.

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I won't put myself in a position where I'm vulnerable.

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I've been stalked.

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