Does Steinbeck live here?

When I reached California in 1977, I was a refugee from communist-ruled Poland. “Go to a place where the oranges grow,” my mother had said and I listened. I struggled hard to reach it. In fact, my mother meant Israel, but I  came across “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, picturing the struggle of […]

Silhouette On Fire

  Such an odd stance against the back-light. A lone fence post.   Straggled barb wire weeping to the ground like limbs, forgotten in exhaustion, being dragged into twilight.   But from where I sit, I cannot tell, is it into new day or lonely night our traveler sets his stark, weather-beaten brow?   Going […]

An unlikely muse: Donald’s dystopia

As Adolf Hitler served as a muse for German artist John Heartfield, Donald J. Trump has been one for me. President Barack Obama was making great strides towards bringing people together after he was elected, although the deep seeds of hate for civil debate of opposing views still very much existed.   In 2009, Dr. George […]

Rage Stalks This Place

Chapter 1 Three beings come together. They come together as they have done before. They are the three most powerful creatures in existence, those only that may express a will. They have sculpted worlds, galaxies, and universes in their endeavors. They have come to make that which is not, that which cannot be. They have […]

Dancing with Destruction

Salvador Dali, “The Dance”, 1957. NY Times.   How dangerous and compromising it is. It looks so enticing with how welcoming it portrays itself, flaunting what it has to offer. You look at it long enough, and eventually it’ll pull you in for the kill. Once you’re in, you’re seduced with every advance it gives you. […]