Dawn Patrol

These are the best mornings. Up early, walking through the neighborhood while it’s still cool, policing the back yard for dog poop, coffee and a hot muffin for breakfast, a devoted dog by my side, the rest of the morning mine to write, read, or whatever I want to do.

You Can’t Read That! Banned Book Review: The Confessions of Nat Turner

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! News Many Americans these days are engaged in protest. Reading in public, especially the reading of banned or challenged books, can also be an act of protest. Related: Using Banned Books to Teach Resistance. Not banning by any means, but […]

Friday Bag o’ Taco Fixin’s

Sometimes I feel I’m neglecting this blog, which is one of the reasons I’m posting about another mixed bag of subjects today. Why the taco theme? Well, that’s because tacos are the first item in today’s bag! Everyone’s getting excited over aerial drone deliveries again, and I’m here to piss on the dream. Ever since the original […]

You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic roundup of news about banned and challenged books. Arizona: In my last YCRT! column I mentioned the Tucson Unified School District book banner who now wants the books unbanned. At a meeting, the rest of the school board disagreed, and the book banning continues.  A local news outlet reported […]

You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books. ArIzona: At least one Tucson Unified School District supervisor is embarrassed by the national and international furor over book-banning.  The funny thing is that he’s one of the persons responsible. Meanwhile, activists continue to push back.  It’s Tucson Freedom Summer! […]

Tuesday Bag o’ Links

How’s that Nook e-reader I got for my birthday last year working out?  Glad you asked.  Over the past year my reading has been about 25% Nook, 75% book (I keep a record of the books I’ve read, and I actually counted).  That strikes me as about right: e-books cost money and library books are […]