Author Archives: Chandra

About Chandra

Interested in people, language, ideas, technology and their interactions.

Hana Alemu graveside memorial, Oct 29, 2013

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On Tuesday October 29th, K and I went to to the sentencing of Hana Alemu’s adoptive parents Larry and Carri Williams. I will have a post soon on the sentencing. After the sentencing,  there was a memorial at Hana’s grave in … Continue reading

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Justice for Hana, Immanuel — Carri and Larry Williams found guilty

The  Verdict A jury in the Skagit Valley Courthouse yesterday found Carri and Larry Williams guilty of manslaughter in the first degree (of their adopted daughter Hana) and assault of a child in the first degree (of their adopted son … Continue reading

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Sorrow, Tears & Questions: The trial of Hana Williams’ adoptive parents

It’s been over 15 months since my last post, Rest in Peace, Hana Williams, written on the 1st anniversary of the death of Hana. I’m resuming my blogging now with a post after my visit last week to the Skagit County … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Hana Williams

I want to take a few minutes to remember Hana today. On May 12th, 2011 — one year ago — 13-year-old Hana Grace-Rose Williams was found dead in her yard, with the coroner concluding she died of hypothermia in the … Continue reading

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Flowers and Trees, Green Lake, Seattle

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Last Sunday started out bleak and grey, but the afternoon was nice and sunny. I got some pictures of some hyacinths in our front yard, and of some lovely trees near Green Lake. Hope you like ’em pix!

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An EpiLOG to Pi day

So I told you my wife was planning a pie for dinner to celebrate Pi Day right? Well, she made not one but two pies! A savory pie, a “Moosewood Homespun Pot Pie” (all vegetarian), and a sweet pie, a … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day 2012!

Happy Pi Day, all !! What are you going to do to celebrate Pi Day? Last year my wife made chess pie! Let’s see what she comes up with this year (hint, hint!). Here’s a pointer to last year’s Quipshots … Continue reading

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UN special rappoteur on torture: Bradley Manning’s treatment cruel and inhuman

Here’s the crux of this Guardian article: “Juan Mendez [the UN special rapporteur on torture] has completed a 14-month investigation into the treatment of Manning since the soldier’s arrest at a US military base in May 2010. He concludes that the US military was at least culpable of cruel and inhumane treatment in keeping Manning locked up alone for 23 hours a day over an 11-month period in conditions that he also found might have constituted torture.”

We should never condone torture, especially not in the name of justice.


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Adoptive parents Carri and Larry Williams charged with Hana Williams’ death

Carri and Larry Williams were arrested his afternoon on charges of homicide by abuse in connection with the death of their adoptive daughter, 13-year-old Hana Grace-Rose Williams. They were also charged with assault of a child in the first degree in connection … Continue reading

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KUOW Story on Hana Williams

KUOW’s Amy Ridal has a well-researched story on Hana Williams, which was aired on Monday Sep 12th. You can hear the story and/or read the transcript at Questions Surround Death Of Hana Williams . There’s an update on Hana’s brother Immanuel and … Continue reading

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