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Victor Lana has published numerous stories, articles, and poems in literary magazines and online. His books In a Dark Time (1994), A Death in Prague (2002), Move (2003), The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories (2005) and Like a Passing Shadow (2009) are available online and as e-books. He has won the National Arts Club Award for Poetry, but has concentrated mostly on fiction and non-fiction prose in recent years. He has worked as faculty advisor to school literary magazines and enjoys the creative process as a writer, editor, and collaborator. He has been with Blogcritics since July 2005, has edited many articles, was co-head sports editor with Charley Doherty, and now is a Culture and Society editor. He views Blogcritics as one of most exciting, fresh, and meaningful opportunities in his writing life.

Daylight Saving Time – One Hour Can Change Everything

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The problem is that after being on one “time” for eight months, we are thrust into a different one, making us all time travelers whether we like it or not. Read More »

Halloween – Hooligans, Hijinks, and Happiness

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I look forward to Halloween because I feel like a kid again and have an excuse to dress up, eat candy, and watch old scary movies. Read More »

Mo’ne Davis Throws Out First Pitch in World Series – A Glimpse of Things to Come?

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Thank you, Mo’Ne Davis, because of you the meaning of the words “You throw like a girl” will never be the same again. Read More »

Columbus Day – Talking to Kids About the Explorer

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We can see Columbus as either a daring explorer who set out like a 15th century Captain Kirk to go “where no man had gone before,” or we can see him as an inept navigator who grossly underestimated the size of the earth and the distance across the ocean. Read More »

NFL Means ‘No Football Leagues’ For My Kids

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How often do we need to see NFL players getting carried off the field on stretchers to know that this is not the best game for men to play let alone children? Read More »

Snow Days Do Not Have to Be No School Days

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With Flexible Instruction Days if bad weather closes a school, kids won’t be lounging around the house all day watching TV or listening to their iPods, and schools will not be losing instructional days that disrupt school calendars and everyone’s personal lives. Read More »

Another Important Scottish Referendum – Royal and Ancient Golf Club Votes To Allow Women Members

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So while the U.K. remains intact, the folks at Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews will never be the same. Cheers to the people of Scotland and the members of R&A for making the right call on both counts. Read More »

NFL Looks Like The ‘Titanic’ – Women and Children First Rule Needs To Be In Place

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Commissioner Goodell should establish his priority for women and children’s safety by making it the number one rule for every player, coach, owner, and employee of the NFL – if you hurt a woman or a child you are banned from the NFL for life. Read More »

Education Express Should Be Full STEAM Ahead

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STEAM students will not just think outside of the box, they will design and build a new one. Read More »

Labor Day – Honoring All Kinds of Work

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We never know the story of that person we see performing his or her job, but we should appreciate it nonetheless as a contribution to society. Read More »