A veritable embarrassment of riches, a cornucopia for your delectation tonight. Thank you all for your picks. Happy reading.
Bryan Harrison: Life, Art, Hate, Death, and the GOP Brilliant exposition of why conservatives hate art and artists. " Because art is the agent of change, and for conservatives, change is the Angel of Death." Must read. Stacey Youdin
Tom Cordle: Stem Cells and Sophie's Choice "Finely focused challenge on the stem cell debate." Jeremiah Horrigan
fingerlakeswanderer: Scylla and Charybdis of PTSD "One of her continuing series on PTSD, this one highlighting the pressures on battlefield commanders and the increasing rates of suicide among soldiers." Caveat Canem Croceum
Hobolawstudent: What a tool An essay on death and taxes (well, collections) and Elder Law and legal ethics.Thoughtful and informative.
Mary Cuevas: Tucson, Arizona: Get Back To Where You Once Belonged "You can sense her excitement about the move to Tucson--I loved it." Joan K
Hawley Roddick: From WASP Enclave to Hardcore Slum Bronxville to Harlem is less than fifteen miles and a world away. The author's awakening to the realities of race and discrimination. Mrs. Michaels
damali ayo: Racism 101: Animal Farm " It is a well-written piece about how racism inheres in our society still." Smithbarney
Noahvose: Welcome to Rapid "Homeless Lakota men keep turning up dead in the river but nothing is looked into, no leads. A Civil Rights Commission comes from Washington: tell us your story" they tell the Lakota." This is Noahvose's story." Sao Kay
Mean Mr. Mustard: Mr. Pepperoni Tagged fiction. Tough stuff, way beyond Nurse Ratched. Keen observation makes the writing pop.
High Lonesome: I owe My Life to a Drug Rep " A deft and chilling "brush" that draws a conclusion." Jeremiah Horrigan
Poet of Logan Square: Making Fun of the Homeless "Elegantly written and profound. Even the most successful are not far from the abyss. There but for the grace of God should be everyone's motto." Padraig Colman "Wonderful post about a dinner conversation about homelessness." doloresflores_d
Christian Fredrickson: Despatches From the Class War A different take on the homeless.
Skip Williamson: Hef's Pad "How often had nude exhibitionist sprites romped in rude water-ballet, while in the shadows of the Woo Grotto voyeuristic hep cats sipped Rob Roys and reposed enrapt?" Gonzo writing, where a Charles Bukowski epigraph comes to life. Terrific stuff.
dangosteen: On my feminism "New" feminism's take on and attempted conversation with the "old."
shannonrosa: Picking on the Girl With the "Retarded" Sister An honest story about not-so-nice behavior.
OEsheepdog: " Dad, you make my life a living hell!" Part I Gripping tale of two daughters. Start here and read it through to the end.
Scoubidou: Medea's Milk: We All Come from Someone "Is it wrong to get a boner from reading something your mother wrote?" A bad son blabs.
Leslie M: I hate you because... Our favorite sixteen year old. Still writing from her heart. And beautifully.
retiredtoosoon: Dear heart, will you come tomorrow? And speaking of heart, if this doesn't grab you... Love shines through.
More Vox Populi:
Lulu and Phoebe: Moving to a Closet Part Deux "It's a touching story of how much of our lives end up preserved in boxes; those sentimental things you find when attempting to downsize in preparation for a move." Lisa Kern
Katina Choovanski: Homage to a Meconopsis (my weekend in photos)
"It is a humorous (yet informative) review of her visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. A must read and see for flower and plant lovers everywhere!" onecorgilover
Have good reads. And please make your suggestions to add to the list.