Yearly Archives: 2009

Poem for the Rooftops of Iran

While her video camera captures a night of rooftop shouting, a woman speaks softly.  I can’t understand her words, but no translation is needed to hear the sound of sadness and despair.  Translated, I hear soulful poetry. Friday, the 19th … Continue reading

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Orphans

“One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you’ve now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You’re next. Another thing about parental mortality: No matter how much you’ve prepared for the moment, … Continue reading

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And here’s to you Mr. Robinson

I grew up in a three newspaper household. The New York Times, The Daily News, and The Long Island Press.  After The Long Island Press folded, it was replaced by Newsday. I read them every day.  After reading the front … Continue reading

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