Podcast of the Week: This American Life – “579: My Damn Mind”


“My Damn Mind” is an episode of This American Life that tells the story that ties together several topical issues: Alan Pean, an African-American man living in Houston suffers from a delusional episode but in his lucid moments has the presence of mind to go to the hospital for help.  Except, while at the hospital he…

Book Review: “Guns” by Stephen King


Author: Stephen King Title: “Guns” Publication Info: Philtrum Press (2013) Summary/Review: I downloaded this long essay for the Kindle app on my phone.  Author Stephen King ruminates about the gun debate in the United States from the predictable media response to a mass shooting, violence in American culture, and explaining his reasons for pulling his book…