Squishies, new fashion for children

Get ready for the new toy craze among kids! The squishies are capturing the attention of many young people. While the online gaming counterpart Sqwishland.com is skyrocketing to internet fame, vending machine toys are also becoming popular! Drawing the attention of many children, squishies have invaded vending machines as mini pencil ornaments. Encased in small …

The regular season game before the All-Star break points to current issues ignored by MLB officials.

In a very clear way, the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington DC last week was representative of the current state of the sport of baseball. The ten home runs hit set an all-time record for the Midsummer Classic, nearly double the previous record of six. That long-ball production is indicative of the season, which is …

Dos Passos’ ‘Manhattan transfer’ is as relevant today as it was in 1925

John Gardner, perhaps the greatest creative writing teacher America has produced since World War II, cautions young writers (in his The art of fiction) refrain from trying to imitate regional accents by adopting quirky spellings in dialogue (‘feller’ for ‘mate’, for example). In this I believe that John Dos Passos, in what may be his …