Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Election Day

Election Day is 2 weeks from today!
Anyone interested in sharing who they're voting for and why?

In case you're not up with the campaigning, these are the folks running for the office of President of the U.S.A.

Virgil Goode – Constitution Party

Gary Johnson – Libertarian Party

Jill Stein – Green Party

Rocky Anderson – Justice Party

Roseanne Barr – Peace & Freedom

Stewart Alexander – Socialist Party

Tom Hoefling – America’s Party

Merlin Miller – American Third Position

Ed Noonan – American Independent Party

James Harris – Socialist Workers’ Party

Jerry White – Socialist Equality Party

There we go. I think that's everybody. Wait, who are those other two guys? Oh yeah!

Barack Obama – Democratic Party

Mitt Romney – Republican Party


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