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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THE DEPLORABLE, THE DESPARATE, AND THE COMPLACEMENT

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. They step into the spotlight of his aura...
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PRODIGAL FATHERS

  • September 25, 2016
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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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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... Read more.

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”,
He outdid Qin Shi Huang”s
Terracotta army in numbers and originality...
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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

PRODIGAL FATHERS

  • September 25, 2016
  • First of the Month Article



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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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