Book Review: The French Mathematician

Tom Petsinis’ The French Mathematician (Walker & Co, 1998) is a biographical novel showing the fateful journey of the gifted, 19th-century French mathematics genius Evariste Galois in his voice. The young mathematics student narrates the events, and his circumstances, leading to the duel that would cost him his life. We see Galois struggling with his…

The Denial of Death

Once in a while you come across a book that has a complete worldview, or let me call it lifeview, of a subject that otherwise sounds unfathomable. Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death (The Free Press, 1973) is one such book—a masterpiece of knowledge, insight, and reason squeezed into nearly 300 pages. Becker explores the…

The Life of Adam (2015)

A follow-up to his 2014 documentary We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook, writer and director Peter Klein’s The Life of Adam (2015) scrutinizes the person, or character, called Adam Lanza – the alleged shooter in the Sandy Hook incident/story. Did Adam Lanza really exist? Is there any verifiable evidence to prove that such a…

Book Review: The Mind’s Sky

Raising interesting questions out of prevailing scientific research and in relevance to human history and culture isn’t a skill every science writer exhibits; but Tim Ferris surely does. His book The Mind’s Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context (Bantam Book, 1993) engages the reader by employing this very skill to connect dots starting from…

Blood Trap (2016) – Not Just Red Paint

Alberto Sciamma’s Blood Trap (2016) is somewhat of a different style of horror movie—not entirely an innovation but pretty interesting. It combines action, and horror, mystery with humor with elements of surprise and the bizarre. The film shows a group of six criminals, including a lesbian couple, entering an old mansion to abduct a young…

My Hibachi Grill Adventure

by Ann Harrison On March 17, 2016, my mother and I, along with some of the ladies from our church had a fun and tasty dining experience at Hibachi Grill, located behind the Krystal Restaurant in Cordele Georgia. This outing was an experience I will never forget. First of all, when we arrived, we asked…

We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook (2014)

Was the shooting at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, CT, a real incident or an elaborate hoax? This film has some important material to question the authenticity of the Sandy Hook shooting, or the Sandy Hook hoax, as many now remember it. Peter Klein’s nearly 3-hour long documentary We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook…