WRITING

Februrary 1, 2018
First of the Month Article


REQUIEM FOR A NOT-SO-HEAVYWHEIGHT: HOCKNEY AT THE MET



David Hockney is a master conjurer of placid images and what such images conjure. A narrationist and seducer, a liquid storyteller using visual language: line, color, space, composition, texture, style and scale...

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January 7, 2018
First of the Month Article


NET NEUTRALITY IN 12 MINUTES



“Net Neutrality” speaks to access and control of the Internet’s jet stream of information. That flow comes into our homes and offices through a cable or wireless connection, which carries and distributes the bulk of info, both visual and aural, dispersed across the world...
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November 11, 2017
First of the Month Article


KENNEDY MEMORIES



We were watching 60 Minutes the other night. All this old footage of Walter Cronkite and his cohort of newsmen. Black and white drama-free news. The Kennedy assassination. The newscasters were using phones…and smoking…
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July 30, 2017
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BIKER WHITE HOUSE



Neither an upgrade nor a downgrade…the addition of Anthony Scaramucci to the White House staff was a side-grade. As Trump shuffles his staff, like a drunk shuffling cards, the President’s truest nature becomes reflected in his choices...
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June 1, 2017
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AMONG WOMEN



Growing up I used to have a dream…not of being President, or rich, or famous. The dream I had was sinister. Its props were a slide and stairs and landings...
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November 3, 2016
First of the Month Article


THE DEPLORABLE, THE DESPERATE, AND THE COMPLACENT



Has Trump burst the pustule of American racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism? The answer is YES. Trump has made these prejudices part of the national dialogue by drawing out all the closeted and not-so-closeted racists, misogynists, anti-Semites and bullies...
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September 25, 2016
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PRODIGAL FATHERS



Fathers are universal. We’ve all had one, and some of us have had more. In my case I had the same one three times. By that I mean…Well, maybe I ought to start from the beginning. My mother left my father once and then she left him again...
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April 18, 2016
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THE WORKING DAY



Work is what is on the other side of sleep. It is everything I do when I’m awake. Work is a kind of consciousness; a way of approaching activity that requires motion, of a physical or mental sort. Work is motion with a purpose, unless meditation is your work. Meditating monks work to stop all physical and mental activity...
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April 1, 2016
First of the Month Article


ODE TO OHR



Ohrwellian he was
Ohrdinating in his studio
Mesmerizing with mud
No failures he couldn’t fix
The consummate craftsman
Plying his sensitivities through
His creed, “No two alike”...
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March 12, 2016
First of the Month Article


UNDER ALL



Mimi Lang’s Corsets & Bras
On Wilshire Boulevard
Heart of The Miracle Mile
My mother/My aunt/My grandmother
Knew how to Sculpt women’s figures
With silk, wire and whale bone
I was seven or eight...
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POEM IN TOMORROW



I get up now
In the early hours of what most people
Would call tomorrow
My thoughts are the only noise
Accompanying the sound of pages turning...
I read opinions of others with
Their views of the
Middle East
Their suggestions for
The powers that be
From the powers
That want to be.

Unsolicited Suggestions are
What my daughters call them.

This whirlpool of words
Spiraling into my mind’s
Black hole drawing in the
Aural and the pictorial

To spit them out
Refined as mine
By my own wiring