writing

It’s BOOK TIME!!!! My 2016 Reading List

Huzzah!  NPR has finally released their 2015 Book Concierge, a categorized and curated list of (in their opinion, which I usually share) the most notable, entertaining, relevant, important, well-written, etc. books of 2015, and for the fourth year in a row I’ve used it to create a reading list for myself for the coming year.(…)

Picking Up Where We Left Off

So…  Over two months.  Yep.  Let me just say that there were plenty of times when I thought about writing, and plenty of topics that certainly could have been blog posts (the Kansas budget, the Kansas sales-tax hike, the current terribleness of all things Kansas, Gov. Brownback’s incredible ineptitude, the awesomeness that has recently been SCOTUS, the horribleness(…)

I HATE This Book: Charting New Emotional Territory

As much as I read, I suppose it was bound to happen.   Frankly, it’s probably surprising that it hasn’t happened before now, but it never has.  Never, ever, have I hated a book.  That is until I read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.  Oof, you guys, I hate this book.  I mean viscerally, deep-down, soul-burning LOATHE.  I(…)