God Had a Plan

July 14, 2016

God Had a Plan (Audio) If you like what I do, please check out my latest project on Kickstarter. God’s Plan God had a plan Involving Man So he took a little sand A little water And with that clay He began to play And on the Sixth Day Became a Father Then our Lord … Read More

Berlin, 1942

July 12, 2016

On January 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking Nazi Party and German government officials gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and coordinate the implementation of what they called the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”   EVERYTHING SLIPPED FROM VIEW High on the Rhine where the officers dined The day was … Read More

Sidney H. Schanberg 1934-2016

July 11, 2016

Sydney Schanberg 1934-2016 I  He chronicled the master of Cambodia’s campaign Captured with camera the politics of pain Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge bloody reign of terror Schanberg saw the truth, for moments brought us there A small town kid, ‘34, oh what life will yield From working in his father’s store to the … Read More

Not At All

July 10, 2016

Not At All (audio) Two lives, incomplete Then Fate sets the scene: Provides then an empty seat Crowded coffee shop in Queens He was sitting reading “As You Like It” “Excuse me, would you mind If I shared this table? I’ll be quiet.” He knew his line “Not at all” She kept her promise for perhaps … Read More

It Wasn’t Your Fault

July 8, 2016

On July 7, Jason Russell, while saving his eleven-year-old son, Aaron, died in the waters of Lake Champlain. I can’t stop thinking about that boy.  And about us. About forgiveness. It Wasn’t Your Fault A boy swims. Too far. Trouble The ocean, as always, indifferent to struggle A father unskilled dives to the blue Willfully … Read More

The Night Cafe

July 7, 2016

The Night Cafe The Night Cafe Vincent Van Gogh What else to say? Where would words go? Le Cafe de Nuit (how bad my French is) It speaks to me (Christ I’m pretentious) It’s seventy kilometers It hangs at Yale It’s….oh God I’m not sure.. Words will fail Am I a critic? Here I stand … Read More

Lois Lane RIP

July 7, 2016

Noel Neill 1920-2016 Noel Neill played Lois, a reporter who wore pearls And pretended not to notice just who saved the world As a child, to be a journalist was her ironic plan Then her life took a turn and thus Iconic Man His entrance always casual straight after ascent His absence was fantastical, she … Read More