Slaying Goliath

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch.  I rated it 4 stars, “really liked it”, on Goodreads and shelved it there as American, educational, history, nonfiction, public institutions, scholarly, and social issues.  You can click the linked title to read the synopsis. It's been … Continue reading Slaying Goliath

Task Lyst: A Review

Task Lyst by Scott Hylbert.  I rated it 1 star, "did not like it", on Goodreads and shelved it there as fiction & novel.  You can click the linked title to read the synopsis. Task Lyst caught my eye when it was featured as the work of a Nashville resident on the home page of … Continue reading Task Lyst: A Review

Worth Your Trouble

Hey y'all.  I hope you're doing well and enjoying your Thursday.  I've had a rough couple'a days and am feeling rather cranky.  I'm halfway through a self-imposed monthlong moratorium on my beloved whiskey and am slightly the worse for wear. But I'm hangin' in there. And whaddaya know, a bright spot to share. I recently … Continue reading Worth Your Trouble

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books #4

Hey all you beautiful Bloggers, I hope you're doing well today.  It's been a busy week for this harried, hounded, and haggard P.O., but I'm enjoying a brief enough lull in court today that I'm able to cobble together this post. I already posted these reviews on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading any of … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books #4

Thoughts on 3 Books #3

Hey y'all!  I hope everyone's doing well on this fine Tuesday afternoon.  I've been a busy PO but have never stopped (will never stop!) reading, and now it's time to let you know what I think about my latest batch of books. I already posted these reviews on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading any … Continue reading Thoughts on 3 Books #3

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

I've been feeling depressed lately, repressed by my busy schedule and moodily brooding in my dark & dingy office as I work toward catching up and earning some free time I can burn by sharing with y'all.  And wouldn't ya know it, several of my sublime fellow Bloggers just happened to provide some handy word … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

Why Liberalism Failed

by Patrick J. Deneen Review also posted on Goodreads.  If you're interested, you can read the synopsis here. My rating: 3 of 5 stars. Deneen does a good job of getting his point across by developing a simple formula that he uses throughout the book. For every statement he makes about liberalism's failure, he applies … Continue reading Why Liberalism Failed