Bye-Bye 2012

I’m not really a New Year’s Eve person; I don’t really drink and I like a quieter kind of party, so I readily accepted an offer to work the snack stand at City Hall.  We unloaded a few thousand cartons of microwave popcorn, which turned out to be far too much to fit into the …

On GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, though men seldom noticed when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were.” – GONE WITH THE WIND GONE WITH THE WIND is the surprisingly compelling story of Scarlett O’Hara, a spoiled princess whose hands have never held any implement beyond an embroidery needle and whose bare skin has …

THE FOUNTAINHEAD by AYN RAND

Ok, I get it, people don’t like Ayn Rand! Most people object to her because of their politics.  I was recently totally surprised to hear someone complain about Ayn Rand’s dismissal of physically challenged people as second-class citizens in THE FOUNTAINHEAD.  When I read ANIMAL FARM as a kid, I fell in love with it.  …

Sympathy for The Devil (aka Jerry Sandusky), or, An Ounce of Protection is Worth a Pound of Punishment

I am not speaking as a fan of Jerry Sandusky and have no idea who he is beyond many news headlines. I do not even recall what sport he coaches or where he coaches it at. What Mr. Sandusky did is obviously, clearly wrong and harmful and it has altered forever the lives of the …