American Prison by Shane Bauer (Book Review)

American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment By Shane Bauer Penguin Books Paperback $18.00 (Previously in Hardcover) ©2018 Nonfiction 351 Pages Many people in the United States first heard of Shane Bauer in 2009, when he and two other Americans, Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, were arrested on false charges of spying on Iran.  They were held for more than two years before the U.S. State Department secured their release. All three Americans who were subjected to that trauma co-authored a memoir and wrote about their experience in Mother Jones Magazine.  However, Shane Bauer had a continuing … Continue reading American Prison by Shane Bauer (Book Review)

Keep Her Close by Erik Therme (Book Review)

Keep Her Close by Therme, Erik Psychological Suspense ©2018 Bookouture Original Paperback $10.99 (USD) 230 Pages ISBN-13:  978-1-78681-9 In your experience, how many times have you acted on impulse against your better judgment? You probably don’t have an answer to that, and if you did you wouldn’t say. An even more uncomfortable question might be, How many times have you acted on impulse because of an intense emotional void? I want to be careful not to share too much, but Erik Therme has written a modern classic suspense novel that explores the ways we — any of us — react when … Continue reading Keep Her Close by Erik Therme (Book Review)

White Light and a Parkinson Interview

Originally posted on helenchristiedotcom:
Update: After this blog piece was posted, George Michael’s cause of death was identified as natural causes. The Joan Rivers video which was originally posted on this page is no longer available.  However, a separate video of the same interview has replaced it. Since George Michael’s passing on Christmas Day, there has been a combination of public appreciation of his work and morbid speculation over his cause of death.  The topic of suicide has been discussed repeatedly, but at this time no postmortem report has been made public. Although suicide isn’t unusual in the general population,… Continue reading White Light and a Parkinson Interview