When a Name Hurts And the Week Ahead in Reviews

Its football season!  And like the changing color of the leaves its time for a certain topic to pop up again for discussion in the Washington DC Metro area.  Should the Redskins change their name? For years the answer was a resounding no from all Redskin fans and non fans alike.  But now the tide… Continue reading When a Name Hurts And the Week Ahead in Reviews

It’s All In How You Word It – Scattered Thoughts Sunday Ramblings

So there I was reading The Washington Post a little over a week ago (yes the paper version) where the article by Michael Dirda bemoaning the new words allowed into the Oxford Online Dictionary stopped me cold.  Most of the new words approved had their origin in the succinct and abbreviated word stylings of the… Continue reading It’s All In How You Word It – Scattered Thoughts Sunday Ramblings

Its Official, Area 51 Exists! Plus The Week Ahead in Reviews

Its official,  The government has finally stated that Area 51 exists after all!  The Washington Post reported yesterday that after all these years of speculation and wild reports, Area 51 is a real place.  What a stunning piece of stating the obvious!  Now the government isn’t admitting that those buildings are full of  aliens or spaceships… Continue reading Its Official, Area 51 Exists! Plus The Week Ahead in Reviews

Whose Side Are You On Anyway? Thoughts on The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black

As you all know I loved The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black but I realized that some readers would take issue with the fact that Gabriel Sanchez was married with children while he still continued to see the General on the down low as it were.  I could hear the questions forming in… Continue reading Whose Side Are You On Anyway? Thoughts on The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black

Two Worthy Subjects, Gays in Professional Sports and Racially Insensitive Names: Mike Wise, Sports Columnist for The Washington Post

My book review of Metal Heart is delayed so I leave you with Mike Wise of The Washington Post.  Several of his last two columns are worth reading for more than just sports.  One deals with the racially insensitive name of the local football team known here as the ‘Skins and the other about out… Continue reading Two Worthy Subjects, Gays in Professional Sports and Racially Insensitive Names: Mike Wise, Sports Columnist for The Washington Post