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

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Published in 1993) This is the first book of fiction written by a Native American that I ever read and it was a mind-opening experience! I had read about Indians and their (our) history, but reading a collection of short stories set in the present day surprised the daylights out of me. I had … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

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

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Seven

When Democracy Builds by Frank Lloyd Wright (Published 1945) Before I knew anything of his writings, I was in love with his architecture! Sometime during my high school years I read an article about the house, Falling Water, and I was hooked … a house in the woods with a river running through it? A house I might have envisioned if I were an architect. … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Seven