The Mean Girls and the Monster

I’ve read, watched, researched, written reports and studied cults for years. It’s just one of those things that happens when you go to graduate school at John Jay College. Children of God, Manson Family, Branch Davidians, the People’s Temple, Rajneeshpuram. I’ve absorbed it all. And my overall take is this: groupthink can be a hellContinue reading “The Mean Girls and the Monster”

Inspiration: ‘ The Sound of Gravel’ by Ruth Wariner

This is in honor of Ruth Wariner’s 2016 memoir The Sound of Gravel. The book is a jaw dropping account of survival and perseverance of a young girl raised in an abusive and impoverished polygamist cult based in Mexico. Oh, how people will twist religion (and live in another country to avoid the American justiceContinue reading “Inspiration: ‘ The Sound of Gravel’ by Ruth Wariner”