Last night, for a few hours, Earth insinuated itself between the sun and the moon. It got me thinking that the alignment of celestial bodies is a sign from the universe that other realignments might be possible. I have been around long enough and travelled far enough to see much of the beauty on thisContinue reading “Eclipse”
100 years ago, the United States chose to commemorate a different kind of soldier. Not the hero whose exploits were known and witnessed and reported. Not the child whose parents kept a photo on their of the soldier they would never see alive again. Instead, the place of honor in Arlington National Cemetery would goContinue reading “The Unknown Soldier”
In 1983, Billy Bragg released his first album, Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy, unleashing his ferocious talent on the music world. In acts of pure alchemy, he merges the rough-edged punk of The Clash with the earnest protest folk of Phil Ochs and sprinkles his songwriting with a unique perspective on the relationshipContinue reading “Genius in our Midst: Billy Bragg”
The foundation hasn’t collapsed yet but the pillars that are holding it up are getting wobbly. The sun is still holding us in its orbit, giving away its rides for free, and hiding its face from the darkness at night. Some things are still sour and others still sweet. Morning makes me feel like anythingContinue reading “the foundation”
Infinite Jest was one of the most difficult books I ever read. To find out why, follow the link below to read my thoughts in the Fall 2021 issue of Blydyn Square Review.