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The Day The Music Died (but only for a few…)

I have started this piece a dozen times, each time drawing my cursor back up to the top highlighting and deleting in order to start anew. Because how does one express relief, and not sound naïve? In our cynical world, … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones in Time

Time marches on, leaving stepping stones to remind us of where we have been, show us where we might be going and reflect upon whether or not things turn out as we expected. This is the job of writers. Some … Continue reading

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Less Calvino More Camus

Kiran Bhat reached out to me over email to review his new novel “We Of The Forsaken World” after reading my review of “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino. “But things are not lasting, not eternal nor stable. They rise and … Continue reading

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I Am Not Raising A “Greta”

Originally posted on Joel D. Hirst's Blog:
I am not raising a Greta. It’s not really right; in fact the tragedy of that train-wreck sometimes takes my breath away. Life is sad enough, hard enough, and with more bitterness…

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Latter Plates of Novel Men – A Poem

In words that paint, I hide away; Hoping armistice to stay; Immortal craft ‘gainst tempest brewing; Ever madness quill eschewing. We write of beauty ‘fore the storm; Our words they dye the summers warm; The flowered glade, the meadow golden; … Continue reading

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“Seven Songs” is a Symphony

“To know wisdom and gain instruction; to discern the words of understanding.” It is said that these were the first words written by Mesrop Mashtots after inventing the thirty-six character Armenian alphabet. Though written 1600 years ago, Mashtots might very … Continue reading

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Ordeal

Revolutions don’t just happen. They are in fact product of profound societal stress; the status quo is too much of a powerful force even in the most unjust of countries to be eschewed lightly in favor of a great leap … Continue reading

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