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Books for prisoners

It is a special kind of ignorance that classes reading as a privilege that should be banned. Reading is not a privilege, nor is it a right. 780 more words



I really fell down on the job in March.   I was supposed to finish this for the readalong on the 31st.   I also didn’t get far in The Warden.   571 more words

Candide (Satirical Book Review)

Candide, ou l’Optimisme is a novella by a French writer called Voltaire. In this coming-of-age bildungsroman, the eponymous hero finds his comfortable, if uneventful, life in the Prussian town of Thunder-ten-Tronckh abruptly turned on its head after expressing his love for the town’s baron’s daughter.  918 more words


Q&L #7

Hello!I was so pleased to see my name appear on the Wall of Fame over at The Craft Barn for my Q&L #6 piece of the VW camper!   240 more words

A Million Voltaires and Counting

Over at Bourbon et Veritas, John has been laying down scunion for days, and really merits some engagement. I committed not to indulge in political discussion till after Easter but I also specifically exempted education from that commitment and this is right on target: 978 more words



“To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funnybone.” ~Reba McEntire

Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings, instead of your own. 189 more words

I'm Not Responsible.

I often hear the line “I pay taxes, so why must I do everything?”


Why should you be involved beyond forking over a slice of your hard earned salary each month? 722 more words