The power of images

Got the most part, I stay away from the political here. Yet this image, seen in the Seattle PI books blog, really struck me with its message. It is very powerful and could suit either a gun control or censorship campaign: The organization it promotes, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, was formed […]

Book Review: GOOD GOD JOHNNY by JJ Spankston

Unlike some, I don’t think “blind faith” is redundant (although it was one hell of a short-lived “supergroup”). Granted, faith necessarily implies belief without the need for evidence. But “blind” suggests the faith exists without contemplation or introspection and perhaps even through willful ignorance. If the blindness is exposed to questioning, thought or analysis, it […]

Weekend Edition: 4-6

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Seeing and believing (“A large element of rationalist doubt certainly accompanies the decline of interest in the paranormal, driven primarily by … cultural and, latterly, technological factors. Yet underlying that doubt itself is the growing incredulity with which people evaluate anything.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Women have written […]

March missteps — and milestones

I am a bit disappointed in myself with this month’s misstep. Enough so that I feel some need to make amends. Therefore, rather than simply identify the books that fail me in a month, I will add those that surprise me or are better than anticipated.

Why am I disappointed about the one book I […]