10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

“Preso Sin Nombre, Celda Sin Numero” (Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number). Jacobo Timerman (recuerdos de mi hermano, Oscar Luis Spraggon) I have close ties to America do Sud, especially in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. I am quite aware also of the hardships that every country on the continent has endured due to outside intervention (which fed the madness of the crazyloucos that … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

Super Powers

Every movie and numerous TV series are based upon people morphing into beings of superior strength, ability and power. The strange thing is there is seldom an intellectual morphing into a problem solving entity that can not only resolve problems/conflict and save the planet, but do it without resorting to violence. The cheap reasoning, though valid, is that it makes for bad teevee/ movies.  But the … Continue reading Super Powers

10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8

“A Confederacy of Dunces”, by the late John Kennedy Toole. This is one of my favorite books and is one that breaks my heart. Much has been made of Mr. Toole’s suicide at the initial failure to get the book published, and his mother’s 11 year quest to finally get the book published, and regarded as a masterpiece of North American Fiction. The book’s title … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8