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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.

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 »

Halloween in August Is More Annoying than Spooky

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We had trouble locating back to school supllies because pumpkins, witches, and ghosts ruled the shelves. It’s enough to drive a customer batty. Read More »

Flash Fiction: The Readers

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They would sit outside during the summer months on their covered porch, each one of them reading a book for hours at a time. Read More »

The Ice Bucket Challenge Should Dry Up

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So while the Ice Bucket Challenge is a great idea, we need more people doing what Charlie Sheen has done (that is without question one sentence I never thought I would ever write). Read More »

Remembering Robin Williams – One Film That Helped Change My Life

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Because of seeing 'Dead Poet's Society' when I did, I stopped myself from making what would have been the biggest mistake of my life. Read More »