Reading the 18th Century (and the 19th and the 21st), 01/23/17: From Schiller to Hugo to Rogue One and back again

Friends – In my last post I talked about the important work done by playwright/poet/historian Friedrich Schiller. As I mentioned last time, Schiller wrote frequently about rebels. Almost all his plays feature protagonists (sometimes a man, and sometimes a woman) who are frustrated with the status quo and who revolt against their society, for both … Continue reading Reading the 18th Century (and the 19th and the 21st), 01/23/17: From Schiller to Hugo to Rogue One and back again

Story Time Sunday on Monday, August 4th 2014: Fusion Interludes – a story for adults

( a story I have been playing around with for a long time)   “I am a teamster,” he said once to me. “I am deceptively strong. I can lift heavy boxes.” I had never wished for him. But then I saw him in a hallway, and then I saw him in a classroom. And … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday, August 4th 2014: Fusion Interludes – a story for adults

The Writing Process Blog Tour continues at Magically Real!

Many thanks to Kelly Davio for inviting me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour!  Kelly is the author of the poetry collection Burn This House (Red Hen Press), and she has a forthcoming novel in poems Jacob Wrestling, that will launch in Spring 2015 with Pink Fish Press. She is a former poetry editor … Continue reading The Writing Process Blog Tour continues at Magically Real!

Story time Sunday, Monday 09/02/13 Taraxacum — part 2

Dear friends -- our story continues... I'm on the alert for muggers since my days in NYC. So, I karate chop the guy with the torch. He falls with a curse and the clatter of metal. I grab the torch, and run over to the the guy with the dandelions on his hat. He has … Continue reading Story time Sunday, Monday 09/02/13 Taraxacum — part 2

special sunday edition — 03/03/13 — is realism real(ly any good)?

Dear friends -- two different posts by two brilliant, but very different writers got me thinking about this question today. One friend posted that she thought ARGO was an ok movie, but says it would have been better if had been real. Another writer who is an acquaintance posted a thoughtful, highly-critical analysis of ZERO … Continue reading special sunday edition — 03/03/13 — is realism real(ly any good)?