I realized that although I have made many lists of books, I have never done a list for military science fiction, one of my favorite sub-genres to read. An online friend asked about recommendations, so I did what I usually do, and crowdsourced the list-making. Over 300 comments later… No, not all of them were… Read More Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books
Red Shoes In the department of really, really bad ideas, there is this one: to force young men who are training to become leaders to wear high heels for a mile-long walk. I’m sorry, but this has nothing at all to do with ‘walking in women’s shoes’ because a sensible woman isn’t going to walk… Read More Linky Goodness
As the events in Ferguson, MO, unfold, I have been watching for some time. Every couple of days in the Criminal Justice class I’m taking, we have talked about it, and yesterday we had a lengthy discussion as the rioting was still spinning out of control. I see it continues today, with the total at… Read More Where did Ferguson come from?
This is a continuation of the thoughts I began in last week’s post on Ebola, which was really more about people, and I continue here, with one more at some point this week (or next) to wrap up my ramblings. By the way, if you are worried about Ebola bringing on a pandemic, I urge… Read More Redefining Poverty
Someone put together a list of the 35 Writers who Run the Internet that had a bunch of us scratching our heads in puzzlement. We’d collectively heard of two or three of them, and most of us are very well read online, keeping up with the changes in the industry. So I challenged several disparate… Read More 18 Influential Voices in Literature on the Internet