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Author Archives: Victor Lana

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.

‘The Walking Dead’ – Zombies Are the Least of the Problem

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With the mid-season finale ending on absolutely the bleakest note possible, the notion of where the survivors will go is less important than how can they go on. Read More »

Top Ten Most Annoying Christmas Songs

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If you are listening to one of those all Christmas music radio stations, you are bound to come across some of these clunkers. Read More »

Thanksgiving – Being Thankful Today and Everyday

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If you are gathering with one or one hundred people today, you definitely have something for which to be grateful. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Waiting for Dad to Come Home on Thanksgiving

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On Thanksgiving Day 1969, a young boy becomes increasingly worried when his father, a New York City detective, is late for the big family dinner. Read More »

Bill Cosby – The Warped Cult of TV Personality

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All the nips and tucks, all the publicists, all the TV and movie studio lot contrivances in the world don’t change the person inside the shell, but we become enamored with that shell anyway. Read More »

Classroom Environment Is a Key Element for Student Success

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It is up to educators to brighten up their spaces and make them relevant to the subject matter they teach with the goal being to highlight student achievement and maximize their learning potential. Read More »

Veteran’s Day – Make Time to Get to Know a Veteran

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“Thank you” may not seem like enough, but it’s the least any civilian can do for the men and women who have made it possible for us to live life as we do here in this country. Read More »

Jesus Wants to Go to Outer Space – A Child’s Game Becomes a Teachable Moment

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There was a teachable moment in my house that day, but I think it was more for me than for my son. Read More »

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 »