Goodreads Review: The Cases that Haunt Us by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Four star review, originally posted here on October 26, 2019. The majority of this book was really interesting. Douglas applied his contemporary expertise to historic famous cases, showing how modern profiling may have helped bring culprits to justice. Fascinating stuff. But at the end he crams in a weird mismatched chapter about the Jon Benet … More Goodreads Review: The Cases that Haunt Us by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Goodreads Review: The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

Three star review, originally posted here on October 23, 2019. Meh. I was looking forward to this book, but it fell kinda flat. Like other reviewers have already said, this book is basically just preaching to the choir. I was hoping for more tangible information and data, but I didn’t really learn anything new. Valenti … More Goodreads Review: The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

Goodreads Review: Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

Four star review, originally posted here on October 7, 2019. I am delayed reviewing this one because I had just too much to say and react to and needed a step away from it to keep me from rambling. I think I can do this now. Starting with the negatives: I’ve heard there have plagiarism … More Goodreads Review: Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

A Story

Here’s a story about something that happened this week on NextDoor. For those who are unaware, NextDoor is a social media site that is specific to small geographic regions. The entire purpose is to create a sense of community within a neighborhood. It’s just a high-tech version of the community bulletin board. “Lost cat!” “Curb … More A Story

Goodreads Review: This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “dangle” Glynn

Four star review, originally posted here on October 4, 2019. Okay, look, this little book isn’t going to go winning any Pulitzers. Not exactly a monument of literary achievement. But for what it is, it is absolutely fantastic. For those who don’t know, Steve Dangle (real name Steve Glynn) is a hockey commentator, best know … More Goodreads Review: This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “dangle” Glynn