Fortune’s Refugees (poem)

    Fortune’s Refugees   Whether this is the saga [This Is the Saga, the announcer announces, when the solo flute ends and the violins swell] of three generations, in quest of freedom, unless pioneers, then the Civil War factors or the title asks for a sensitive treatment, of WWII…writer? This is the Saga of […]

The Totem-Maker: Winter Alone (part fourteen)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Five Winter Alone (part fourteen)             Night on the open sea often was alight in strange ways. The stars gleamed, clustered in places thick as crystals in a basilisk’s egg. I felt my eyes could drink this light and shine it before me…but the magic could not […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)                                 “I have seen him. I have seen him, no doubt is possible. I left the school of medicine at nightfall, after I’d finished my class. A car was stopped at […]

Enemies (poem)

    Enemies   The way I fall in step is oldest news But don’t ask me, the goods I got, it’s on authority I could quote you the bible…or, how bout? Tell you this, a little fairy story I know you want sympathy, they all do But you listen to me You don’t have […]

The Impresario (part fourteen)

    The Impresario Part Fourteen   “Now you recall I had been telling you How the solicitations of my own Gaspard Were not to be refused…I, most readily Admitting everything, called down, mon frère Heaven’s wrath on my own head Did I omit a word or tell a lie For as against the scaffold, […]

Bride to Be (part six)

    Bride to Be (part six)   Now ask me, did I love him Did I set my mind at schemes, did I discover for the trying, how To the watchtower hill the daughter of a king Might walk as the risen sun, repulsing sight My maid and page in train at my command […]

My Blog Week: October 27 to November 2

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Brave Men           Fortune (magazine) Ad, New York Times, February 17, 1989   Black background, large white type in quotes: “You don’t build a company like […]

The Bull’s-Eye (poem)

    The Bull’s-Eye   They want only the small farmers and the clock punchers The men who know good fit and sound advice And the price of the American suit They want a morning of mail exchange and an afternoon of lunches The organization man who aims to be a profit to his friends […]

Yoharie: Existence (part five)

Yoharie Existence (part five)               notes for TWA 800   The beam weapon designed to disable enemy satellites was first in the news in 1989. [Tested at SW facility]. Also Russians launching nuclear powered satellites w/i this timeframe, fear these could be forerunners of nuclear space weapons. Crash […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part five)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part five)                             I waited before acting. The newspapers oppressed me more and more, with their lively mockeries of my blindness. Certain wise reporters, following personal inquiries pressed to the depths, had most certainly glimpsed […]