Tag Archives: reviews

Instagram: June 23, 2019 at 11:49AM

Instagram: June 23, 2019 at 11:49AM

via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BzDtKqBJrCJ/ Thank you so much, Julieb1219! I love nothing more than my listeners coming away with the idea that they would like to hang out with me! Frankly, I want to hang out with all of you. My podcast is how I manage it. One day, I will be able to out there […]

Book Review: Charmer by Jack Olsen

Book Review: Charmer by Jack Olsen

Charmer: The True Story of a Ladies’ Man and His Victims by Jack Olsen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Minus one star for the misleading (and arguably offensive) title and subtitle. The only way “Ladies’ Man” applies is if you are looking at the “Charmer” as an incel pickup artist. Which may be the […]

books logo alone

Book Lists: Chronic Illness

Listopia on Goodreads: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Firsthand Accounts of Living with Chronic, Invisible Illness(es) my chronic illness Goodreads bookshelf Bumped to the top of my to-be-read list from these two Listopia/Goodreads lists: The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness * Michael Stein The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness * Karen Armstrong In the Kingdom […]

Episode 26: Pilgrim at Little Piney Creek

Episode 26: Pilgrim at Little Piney Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard: Kindle, Audible (narrated by Tavia Gilbert), paperback formats Some books entertain you, some books distract you, and some books, if you are very, very lucky and find them, captivate you, and take your breath away from the very first page. You recognize them–and it almost feels as if […]

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through a Prism of Color by Letha A. See The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment and Other Macroaggressions by Kathryn Russell Further recommended reading Sins […]

Episode 18: Yellow

Episode 18: Yellow

“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the English language…hopefully done some justice as read by me.   Collected in: The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories Herland, The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings   Academic examination of: Wild Unrest: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Making of “The Yellow […]

Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish

Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish

Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i’ the gains… Sec. Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Willam Shakespeare Scary movies for the squeamish: the list of 31 films Paranormal Activity (2010) Paperhouse (1990), based upon the young […]

Documentary Review: Tabloid

Documentary Review: Tabloid

Errol Morris is the master of the quirky documentary. So much love. Just watched Tabloid–it’s about a woman who stalked, kidnapped and raped a male Mormon missionary. It’s also about those same two people having an epic love story the likes of Romeo and Juliet and Brother Sun, Sister Moon. It just depends on who you […]