Monthly Archives: April 2010

Against Medical Advice

Against Medical Advice By John Unger Zussman A woman I’ll call Bonnie sat in the exam room with her husband, waiting for her oncologist. They held hands without speaking, wearing thin, brave smiles. (I’ve given Bonnie a pseudonym, and refrained … Continue reading

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ANDREAS ECONOMAKIS

Harlem Street scene, 1988. Photography by Andreas Economakis. GRACELAND by Andreas Economakis 1988. A summer of cut-off shorts, cocaine, drinking, bicycling around Manhattan, dreadlocks and fun.  My girlfriend Marisa and I are hanging out with friends every single night, jumping around … Continue reading

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“My Father’s Potato Death” by Sean Karns

MY FATHER’S POTATO DEATH by Sean Karns The Irish weather demands a black umbrella, but I prefer green over black. I see green in ways the morning light comes up over the green tree divide that separates the city from … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA

SONG OF THE BARREN ORANGE TREE by Federico Garcia Lorca Woodcutter. Cut my shadow from me. Free me from the torment of seeing myself without fruit. Why was I born among mirrors? The day walks in circles around me, and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: Charles Bukowski

8 COUNT by Charles Bukowski from my bed I watch 3 birds on a telephone wire. one flies off. then another. one is left, then it too is gone. my typewriter is tombstone still. and I am reduced to bird … Continue reading

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A Hidden Wholeness: Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Hidden Wholeness: Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Albert J. Raboteau At the time of his assassination, plans were underway for Martin Luther King, Jr., to make a retreat with Thomas Merton at Our Lady of Gethsemani … Continue reading

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King Mob

“For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that. Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you.” Johnny Rotten, April 2010 I was sad to hear that Malcolm Maclaren … Continue reading

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