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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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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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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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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