Feeling about New Poem

There’s so much, it seems, going wrong in the world (no need to list) that sometimes the only thing you can do is write a new poem. Which is what I did recently, on a day like today. It’s in the poetry section above, the link is here. Hope you’re having a nice day, whatever […]

Feelings About Slake Media

Greetings, sorry it’s been so long. I and my partner, Laurie Ochoa, have been busy putting to bed the first issue of Slake Los Angeles. It’s been an ambitious undertaking. We plan to publish quarterly. Our first issue is themed Still Life, as in there’s still life out there despite the many challenges that beset […]

Feelings about casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq

According to a recent AP report, the number of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan in January and February of 2010 is, well, one a day. That’s a 100 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. It’s a lot. And it’s going to get worse as more troops continue to surge in. The […]

Feelings About Sanity

Winston Churchill once said that Americans always do the right thing — after they’ve exhausted all other possibilities. Thus, we find ourselves at a historical moment, when, against great odds considering the toxic political and cultural atmosphere in this country now, we’ve managed to pass health-care reform. That it’s historical says more about how far […]

Feelings About Sanity

Like just about everyone else, I’m finding it hard to resist commenting on healthcare reform, the passing of which is causing hysteria among certain segments of the population. For the sake of brevity, I’ll call them the idiots, the willfully ignorant, the fundamentalists. I’m not a huge fan of this legislation. I fear that rather […]

Feelings About The Green Zone and Handling the Truth

Hi, everyone… or anyone. Welcome back to my blog. Someone out there may remember I had a blog of the same name while I was at the LA Weekly, which, along with most of the paper’s history, at least the good parts, has been disappeared. Oh, well. C’est la vie. For my first post I […]