Thursday, May 28, 2015

IF YOU'RE IN THE NYC AREA TOMORROW EVENING

HANGING LOOSE PRESS
      
 Come help us celebrate our new titles!

  Rosalind Brackenbury
BONNARD'S DOG

Thomas Devaney
RUNAWAY GOAT CART

Ed Friedman
TWO TOWNS

Joanna Fuhrman
THE YEAR OF YELLOW BUTTERFLIES

Caroline Hagood
MAKING MAXINE'S BABY

Michael Lally
SWING THEORY

Pablo Medina
THE ISLAND KINGDOM

Friday, May 29, 6-8pm

POETS HOUSE
10 River Terrace, Manhattan


all are welcome/free admission

Monday, May 25, 2015

MEMORIAL DAY: PS

Three quick thoughts about this Memorial Day now ending:

1: A lot of us didn't know that the first Memorial Day occurred when freed slaves gathered to honor the Union soldiers who died for their freedom. (Don't see much about that in history books or in movies etc. because the North had to bend over backwards to make the South feel better about losing and to backtrack on promises made to the freed slaves so as not to upset Southern whites etc.)

2: A lot of people seem to think Memorial Day honors all veterans of the military, like me, but it is only about those in the military who died in war.

3: Seems to me we need to expand that and honor all who die in wars, like the people in the towers and the four planes on 9/11 etc. and all the civilian casualties on either side of any war...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UP THE IRISH!

Yes, the voters in the country me and my clan descend from voted in a democratic election—no filters, no gerrymandering, no electoral college, etc. just one person one vote—overwhelmingly to become the first country in the world to democratically vote "gay marriage" legal, or, to put it another way, the first country in the world to vote to not keep two people from getting married if they so desire.

And the kicker is: up until as recently as 1993, homosexuality was illegal in Ireland. Talk about a rapid turn around. Take that most-every-other-country-in-the-world.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For some reason I can't embed this video like I usually can, but check it out: my friend Peter Case on David Letterman back in the day, great of Letterman to have him (or whoever made the decision) and terrific performance from Peter.