From The VG Bookshelf: Why Johnny Can’t Read

From The VG Bookshelf: Why Johnny Can’t Read

The subject of the book from the VG Bookshelf this week is literacy. I am not reviewing the book “Why Johnny Can’t Read”. I am issuing a…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

This Friday’s image is of a time not long past. We may have bettered our lot since then, but will we hold on to it? Post your…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and spring is almost here. By the calendar, anyway. Life moves to its own rhythms but some things are eternal. Let this challenge…

From The VG Bookshelf:  Tell Your Children

From The VG Bookshelf: Tell Your Children

Marijuana is in the news a lot. According to Monday Morning.com, all the major Democrat 2020 Presidential Election hopefuls are pro-marijuana legalization. In 2016, Libertarian candidate and…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Fifty years ago humans did more than just gaze up at the moon. Ever wonder if we’ll ever go back? Or what back will lead to? This…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Is hell really other people? Or ourselves? Of Heaven and Hell there’s still purgatory. That place could fire 10,000 imaginations. However, you have just this Friday and…

From The VG Bookshelf:  “Code Name: Lise”

From The VG Bookshelf: “Code Name: Lise”

While Third Wave Feminists are screeching about empowering women and the horrible patriarchy of the twenty-first century, there have always been women who have plowed their way…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

It’s hard to explain the romance we have with trains. The promise of taking us to new horizons? But isn’t the real challenge to remember that Other…

From the VG Bookshelf: The Diversity Delusion

From the VG Bookshelf: The Diversity Delusion

The prolific and highly readable Heather MacDonald has produced another incisive examination of American culture. The Diversity Delusion examines a cultural upheaval that eschews excellence for bean-counting….

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Corner bar philosophers have intoned that one can experience the most intense loneliness in the most crowded of cities. Let this week’s challenge image of one piece…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

There are a lot more skills in the world than the ability to come up with a public relations campaign and more satisfying destinations than the corner…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Ah, youth! For this week’s challenge image consider how we view our youngsters. As blank slates to be written on by others? As Athena, sprung whole upon…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Such is that a section of a city may live, breathe, change and glitter while another section withers in glacial decay. Let this week’s challenge image inspire…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Lots of talk of bridges and walls these last few weeks. Yet, even the morality attached to these objects cannot exist outside of context. Let this week’s…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 6)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 6)

We’ve come to the end of Lenin’s The State and Revolution. I wish I could say it’s been fun but, well, nope. Can’t say it and won’t say…

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Word has it that modernity has cramped our survival skills. Let this week’s challenge image inspire your muse … maybe to wonder what we gain and what…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 5)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 5)

As we enter the New Year, we have an increase in the number of politicians identifying as some flavor of socialist heading to Washington DC. It becomes…

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