Crazy in Texas

I moved to Texas back in 2014. The governor at the time was Rick Perry. Perry was the guy who insisted that he needed to order the National Guard to the Texas border to prevent an imagined invasion of illegal aliens. The National Guard left a few months later after it was determined that their […]

In defense of the Windows phone

A little over a year ago, I switched from Sprint to AT&T. My contract was up and I was frustrated with Sprint’s lack of support for Windows phones. At the time I was using a Samsung Galaxy phone running the Windows operating system. I went over to the AT&T store where they had the new […]

EverythingNonfiction gets a rebranding

I’ve been writing reviews of nonfiction books, films and documentaries for eight-plus years. I average about 25 to 35 visitors a day. Yet in eight years I’ve only managed to attract 61 Facebook followers and 51 Twitter followers. That is downright pitiful. So, I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to get more followers. I […]

All the President’s yes men

A month ago Trump had his first cabinet meeting. The meeting was memorable not for any substance but because of the way each cabinet member took turns heaping praise on their boss. The best president in history. Next we have the new White House Communications chief, Anthony Scaramucci, who takes the term “yes man” to a […]

The coming economic storm

So, the stock market is trading at record levels. Unemployment is at record lows. What could possibly go wrong? How about an economic collapse worse than the 2007 – 2009 S&P 500 50% decline. Why do I have such a pessimistic outlook when everything looks so rosy? Let’s just say I’ve seen this movie before. […]

The Problem With America

Over the past several months I have seen a number of interesting polls that paint a bleak picture of this country. I’d like to share a few of them. I’ll start with some amazing statistics concerning reading habits. You can find the complete survey here. Total percentage of U.S. families who did not buy a […]

Best of Everything Nonfiction for 2016

These are the best films, books, and documentaries that I have read, listened to, and watched in 2016. I haven’t been able to review everything on the list. Where I do have a review, you can read the full review by selecting the link. Best Nonfiction Film’s of 2016 Sully – Directed by Clint Eastwood, […]

Am I the only one who didn’t get Arrival?

The reviews for this film have been phenomenal. Best film of the year! Magical! A masterpiece! Thought provoking? My reaction – WTF? Now I know this film is based on a book, and I have not read the book. I’m sure that the book explains things better than this film. But as a standalone film, […]

The DMV scam

I admit it. I was scammed. I am a fairly savvy Internet user. People are trying to scam me all day long with emails, blog comments, Facebook ads, etc. I can usually spot them right away and send them to the garbage bin. Yet I let myself be scammed. So here’s how the scam works. […]

Review of Collision Course

Review of Collision Course by Alvin Moscow Rating **** The appeal of disaster stories lies in the details of the how and why but also in learning about the people who are affected. Who was at fault? What steps could have been taken to avert tragedy? What were the consequences? Alvin Moscow attempts to answer […]

Best of Everything Nonfiction 2015

Here is my list of the best nonfiction books, films, and documentaries that I have read or seen in 2015. Books In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides Dead Wake by Erick Larson Missoula by John Krakauer Getting Life by Michael Morton The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Dateline Purgatory by Kathy Cruz Just Mercy […]

A Wrongful Conviction in the Making

This is a story unlike any other that I’ve come across. If you type in the search phrase “wrongful convictions” in the search box on this site, you will see the numerous cases of wrongful convictions that I have covered. Some of the wrongfully convicted are freed. Some are still in prison (see the story […]

A month of tragic anniversaries

Who doesn’t love the month of May? Warm weather. Blossoming flowers. Golf. But May also has the distinction of being the month where a number of historical tragedies have occurred. I’ll start with the ditching of ALM Flight 980. The plane shown in this post was involved in a tragic accident exactly forty-five years ago […]

Oscars’ lack of respect for documentary films continues

  After the 2012 Oscars I wrote about my frustrations with the lack of support given to documentary films in the post Documentary films get little love from Oscars and others. So here we are now three years later and nothing has changed. Once again the documentary features awards were treated like a lessor award. No […]

Justin Ross Harris already tried and convicted by media

This site is full of stories about wrongful convictions. I’m usually writing about cases after people have been found innocent. Now we have the case of Justin Ross Harris who has been accused of intentionally leaving his child in the back of his car with the intent of killing the child. That’s the case that […]