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Entries by Steven Paul Leiva from 10/2012

Acknowledging a Gentleman Publisher -- Emphasis on Gentleman!

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

Writing a novel is an adventure, or certainly should be. If you like to write -- and I've never understood those writers who proudly declare that they...

The Arrogance of Ignorance--The Authority of Knowledge

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts

While it really does little harm for people to be arrogantly ignorant about art, in the larger civic world we all share, toxic ignorance, false information, and highly subjective and biased knowledge can do much harm, both locally and globally.

New Clothes for Shakespeare and Sondheim, or the 'Wisdom' of Harry Hotdoggen

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

Arrogance of ignorance rests at the core of the proponents of Creationism and Intelligent Design -- it leads to ideology not ideas; madness not method; hate not the humane.

How Romney Won the First Presidential Debate: Or, in the Lair of the Shadowsmiths

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy

In 2002, in order to achieve their goal, the Shadowsmiths kidnapped one Willard Mitt Romney. They used him as a template, a mold, so to speak, for a series of androids -- or as they called them, "romdroids" -- that could do their bidding.

A CEO Does Not a President Make: Or Romney and the Myth of 'Business Experience'

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Romney's main pitch is that because of his business experience he will make an excellent president. And that because President Obama did not have business experience, he is not an excellent president. But there is a fallacy in this logic.

Six Characters in Search of a Stenographer: Where Writers Get Their Ideas

| Posted 10.23.2012 | Books

Good writers do not channel in from some higher plain, they are simply human creatures who have a talent for expression and a talent, as Noel Coward would have said, to amuse. Everything they write is an expression of their selfs.