Goodbye April, Hello May

I read I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. I finished it three days before they arrested the Golden State Killer. You should read it, the way it is written is so compelling, so engrossing, that you will have a difficult time finding a place to put your bookmark.

I also started reading the physical newspaper in the mornings on the boat. I think that I am reading and learning different things than if I was just looking at articles on my phone. Reading a physical newspaper is one of the steps I am trying to take to reintroduce a but more analog to my life.

I watched Wild Wild Country on Netflix. It is all about the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers and how they took over a small town in Oregon and orchestrated the first bioterror attack in the United States. The cult fell apart rather quickly, as they tend to do when it stops being about peace and love and more about money and prescription drug abuse and murder plots.

Later this month, Netflix will have Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist. It looks very interesting.

I always watch new videos of Ask A Mortician on YouTube. It is so informative and done in such an entertaining way, you will want to watch them all. Caitlin Doughty has written some great books about death, dying, and what different cultures do with that whole experience.

I listened to the S-Town podcast and I have no idea why it took me as long as it did. It is so very good, I stayed up later than I should have just to hear more.

It is no surprise that nearly all of the entertainment that I consume is true crime related. I have been fascinated about it for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, I got two overdue library book notices for The Encyclopedia of Modern Murder. I have probably seen every episode of Forensic Files at least three times. I happen to know exactly where Ted Bundy‘s childhood house is and may have driven by it in the last couple weeks. I have always been fascinated about the dark side of well, everything.

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