October is Banned Books Month. The first week, October 1-7, is Banned Books Week. Am I sensing a theme here? I started the first day of Banned Books Week with a New York Times op-ed titled This Is Why I Hate Banned Books Week, a recap of the tired talking points book banners spew forth […]
Six short book reviews: fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, espionage thriller, police procedural
Tricks, the 98th most-banned book in the USA between the years 2010 and 2019, jumped to 3rd place in 2022, a year when book challenges, censorship, and bannings mounted at a unprecedented pace.
I’m changing my reading habits, adding listening to my repertoire.
September 23, 2023: A reader commented on this 11-year-old post today, thanking me for the tips about riding motorcycles in the vicinity of cars. I don’t do a lot of this, but I’m putting the post back to the top of the blog where new readers might see it. It’s not a very distant look […]
This won’t be any kind of organized Air-Minded post, more a collection of thoughts & memories. But there’s a theme, and it’s flying in formation.
Twenty-two years on, one scar’s still tender to the touch: the failure of our intelligence agencies and leadership to prevent an attack anyone could have seen coming (and many did, including me).
I hope this post triggers the fuck out of any anti-vaxxers who happen to read it.