Reviewing no Plan B

No Plan B is the latest in the Jack Reacher series. As always, I enjoyed a Reacher book, but I had to suspend reality a bit.

Reviewing Echoes

I was interested in watching Echoes because it’s about identical twins, and I’m an identical twin. The fact that it was recommended by Aunt Barb, who is my television guru, made me more interested in watching the show.

Reviewing Turning Point 911 and the War on Terror

Turning Point 911 and the War on Terror is a documentary about some of the ways 911 changed America and its government. While the documentary does a good job walking viewers through the lies, wasted money, lack of integrity, and many of the failings that resulted in America spending 20 years in Afghanistan only to… Continue reading Reviewing Turning Point 911 and the War on Terror

Reviewing The Devil’s Chessboard

David Talbot’s The Devil’s Chessboard: The CIA, and The Rise of America’s Secret Government is in some ways predictable and infuriating for those of us who know the truth about America. As you will see, reading it did change my perspective on one of the most consequential events in American history. That alone made the… Continue reading Reviewing The Devil’s Chessboard

Reviewing Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes is a documentary built on footage taken from Ukraine and Russia around the time of the 1986 nuclear disaster. While the footage and interviews were interesting, there was a part of the documentary that felt wrong.

Reviewing the Mantis

The Mantis is a braille display produced by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). For those who don’t know, a Braille display, in its simplest form, shows users the text displayed on a computer or mobile device in braille. In my view, the Mantis is the best braille display for a professional.

Reviewing Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain: the secret history of the Sackler dynasty is one of the most upsetting, important books I have ever read. If you want to learn how America’s opioid crisis began and you aren’t afraid to be horrified by the corruption and dysfunction in American government, Empire of Pain is a… Continue reading Reviewing Empire of Pain

Reviewing the Cup of Coffee Club

Jacob Kornhauser’s The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 players and their brush with baseball history is another light read that fit with my peek interest in this year’s baseball playoffs. In the book, Kornhauser introduces us to and takes us through the experiences of 11 men who managed to play in just one major league… Continue reading Reviewing the Cup of Coffee Club

Reviewing Presumed Guilty

Erwin Chemerinsky’s Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights is an important and upsetting read. Chemerinsky, a constitutional lawyer and professor, walks us through decades of shockingly bad sometimes overtly racist rulings made by the Supreme Court that have served to help create our current police state.