A baby cries from The shores of Styx A child cries from the darkness Of a ghetto A baby cries And a child cries A mother cries As a father dies A war starts Jobs end House is lost A father dies The child grows The child says why But the man knows Like… Continue reading From the Shores of Styx, The Unbroken Circle.
I almost never watch anything that runs more than an hour except for a movie or a football game. If I can’t see it in one viewing, then I’m likely to not be wherever I need to be when the next part of whatever it was becomes available for watching. But I made an exception… Continue reading The Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Documentary on the Vietnam War: The Untold Story
So many fronts on the battlegrounds of dumb and dumber, which one this hour, as the carousel horses spin backward, and the orange-colored clown breaks every rule known to his government and everyone dangles on some uncertain trapeze suspended high above the Big Top, called DC. The clown is now the Ring Master. And without… Continue reading Certain People
As I said in last week’s blog, I’m going to be looking at different years in my life, not necessarily in any particular order and indeed not because they were remarkable due to the fact that I lived in them but simply because I happen to have been alive during those years. In 1980, I… Continue reading 1980