The Violation of Peter Rabbit

If the text of this pirated version of Peter Rabbit is any indication of the stuff beginning readers are exposed to on a regular basis, no wonder so many of them grow up convinced that reading is a bore.

Mass Killings, Mental Health, and Television

It fills me with wonder when I turn from mainstream breast-beating about mass shootings and anti-social young people to the world of television where killing and anti-social behavior are admired. This summer I started watching Under the Dome, but had to quit when the sadistic behavior escalated. I used to enjoy the CSI programs, but, […]