Category Archives: Other Writings

Email To A Speculative Poet

Dear B – You were right to totally ignore those messages from me asking about how to get published. I googled “using Goodreads to promote your work” and there’s a big instructional section.  My publication problems are a thing of the past! – I probably … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Night

The man at the Market Street Art Fair had Pablo Picasso eyes.  They looked right through you as he peered out from between his easels.  I hunched down to look at his work.  Scattered with abandon across his canvases, all the images struggled … Continue reading

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Dear Rabbi Gruenwald

I was googling “There’s someone bigger than Bernie,” the old Mel Brooks’ bit in the 2000 Year-Old Man, and I was directed to the site of your synagogue in Denver.  It was “someone bigger than Phil,” wasn’t it.  Well,  even if my … Continue reading

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Regarding Brooklyn

Legal documents indicate that I arrived into the world at Jewish Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn a few hours after Adolph Hitler blew his brains out in Berlin.  There was a time in my insensible youth when I would tell people … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein – The Movie

(after reading his biography) To: Steven Spielberg; Date: September 30, 2012. . . . . .  Steve, sweetheart! Just a rough draft of some ideas, but everyone here is very excited!  This Wittgenstein!  Just read his biography!  An intellectual touchstone … Continue reading

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Kannon’s Cannon

Twice now, Jacob had nearly bought a new bicycle for his wife.  Mieko was using his ancient Schwinn to cart around their two-year old boy, one he’d bought in the early Nineties, long before they’d met.  Little Alex rode in … Continue reading

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Of Frances and Abby

At Christmastime, 1993, my younger sister called to inform me of the discovery of my mother’s inoperable cervical cancer.  She was 79 then.  The condition had been kept a secret between Mom and her Christian Science practitioner while they prayed … Continue reading

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