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In the Courtroom, Narratives Carry the Day, Not the Facts

Rabia Chaudry’s words here on our judicial system are just too important not to be read and shared by everyone.  Please take a moment to read and digest these words; they speak a profound (and disturbing) truth about how our court systems really work.   We like to think that “just the facts, ma’am” and “the letter of the law”… Read more »

Our Criminal Justice System Makes Mistakes (Too Often)

I no longer can support the State with the power of life and death when wrongful conviction case after wrongful conviction case have shown just how often the justice system gets it wrong. I’m voting to end the Death Penalty in my state.  Here’s more explanation. Personally, I’m not opposed to the death penalty per se, philosophically or religiously.  I’m… Read more »

I’m Voting YES to End the Death Penalty in California (After Years of Supporting It)

“As of October 2015, we have executed over 1,414 individuals in this country since 1976. 156 individuals have been exonerated from death row – that is, found to be innocent and released – since 1973.  In other words, for every 10 people who have been executed since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., one person has been set… Read more »

Bargain Book Haul | Used Books & Goodwill Gets!

What’s better than saving tons of money on books?! – buying bargain books while on a road trip through the Southwest! Here’s the books that Tezi and I picked up (at dirt cheap prices!) while on a recent road trip. We hope you enjoy the selections! Let us know if any of these books interest you, or if you’ve already… Read more »

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice (Reviewed)

Another important read in the all-too-real world of wrongful conviction. Benforado takes an approach that I haven’t come across yet. He spends a lot of time bringing forward psychological studies and applies them to our criminal justice system. The science behind why our system fails us so often is very closely tied to our human tendency to believe with full… Read more »

Tezi and I Pick Our Next Book to Read! (February TBR)

Just a couple of days ago, Tezi and I finished The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is Book 1 of Jim Butcher’s new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires. (Our review of this book coming soon.) It was a book that we listened to together in audio book format while we drove around town or most favoritely, while we worked on our… Read more »

The Force Awakens Discussion: Droids Matter & That Han Solo Thing…

In part three we get into some really interesting discussions; this might be considered the meat and potatoes of the whole movie talk. We get into the topic of Droids and their place and meaning in the Star Wars universe (and why we love them so much).  We discuss Han and Kylo Ren and what happens… not to mention many… Read more »

The Discussion Awakens! Star Wars fans react and discuss TFA!

                Here is the next segment in our fun and interesting discussion with Jeremy Cremer about our reactions to the film that has swept the nation off its feet: Star Wars The Force Awakens! Well done, J.J. Abrams.  Well done.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Reactions, Reviews & Discussion!

So the day we have long been waiting for finally arrived. We set off towards the movie theater on the morning of the 18th of December, both of us sporting our new Star Wars shirts, and on the drive Tezi followed a tutorial to style her hair like Rey, the new female lead in The Force Awakens, who turns out… Read more »

The Force Awakens – Expectations & Predictions – A New Hope for Fans?

There’s a lot of hype around the soon-coming Star Wars film: The Force Awakens – and Tezi and I love it! Here’s some thoughts on the JJ Abrams film that carries the hopes of us all… all of us who had our hopes dashed to bits by the prequels (Episodes I, II, and III). I hope you enjoy this quick… Read more »