Stay Mothers, Stay

Jack In His Favorite Window

My oldest is 17, and my youngest is not yet one, and has four legs and whiskers. Jeremy and Jack. Jeremy adores his little brother—at times we just sit gazing at him in silent worship as he sleeps–but he also resents that no matter what he does, he doesn’t get in trouble. He has smashed […]

It’s Not New But It’s Timeless and Great: “My Perestroika”

Below is a review I wrote for Murdoch’s “The Daily” in April of last year. It was not published. The editor said his editor had decided the movie was not “big enough” for them to cover. They paid me in full, not a “kill fee.” I liked that part. But the whole experience was typical […]

Chipping Away At Our Ignorance One Bit At A Time

Here is a very good, thorough article about Chen Gaungcheng.

Bicycle

Fetching Bicycle on West 106th St

Sisters

Sisters On Crosstown Bus, NYC

Yevtushenko’s Moral Genius

Why is it a brilliant poem? [In Memory Of The Poet Xenia Nekrasova] Well, first of all, what would be the purpose of “poetry,” in this age, old or new. The same as it would be in any age—to make us feel. It is rarely lamented that poetry is eliminated in Western society, as we […]