America’s Virgil

At this point, just about everyone has at least heard of Ta-Nehisi Coates. His second book, Between the World and Me, won the 2015 National Book Award. Written as a letter to his teen-aged son, BTWAM has sold 1.5 million copies in 19 languages. He won a MacArthur “genius” award. His writing drew comparison to James Baldwin from no […]

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Zero K

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. We’ve been on a roll here in the vineyard. So far this year, the Writer has read 18 books1Perhaps explaining the paucity of postings here!, many of them worthy […]

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Oh for the love of….

Well here we are again, a gaggle of bible thumpers declaring victimhood because a book threatens the very ground of their beliefs. It’s bad enough when a parent helicopters into a school to protect his little precious from bad words and strange ideas. But now we have college students sheltering themselves from the horror of a […]

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