Dorion Sagan: My Mother’s Love Letters

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Finding the Orange Bag: Ghosts, Reality, and the Escape into Life By Dorion Sagan     “It was strange because almost every letter that she had stuffed in the bag—seemingly with a frenetic need simultaneously to preserve and dispose of, to bracket to some impossible future time—was a kind of love letter.”     In […]

Letter From My Father,* 4 Days After I Moved To Sweden

  *I don’t mean to be cryptic, I just haven’t had time to explain anything, in a long time. Or post anything.  I’ve left NYC and gone “home,” to Sweden, where I grew up–a tiny island in the Stockholm archipelago called Runmaro, to be exact. Jack and Lewis (my trusted cats) ALSO moved, and the […]

Homesickness

Standing in the Larsson kitchen on Runmarö, thinking about the word “home,” and wondering what 30 years is, or is not. Why did it seem the other night like I never left, or like we were once again in the beginning? I fend off homesickness for my other home, America, which Åke’s father Bengt pronounces […]

Hate As Virtue Among The Politically Correct: Essay By Brendan O’Neill

  A superb essay but Brendan O’Neill, on neo-PC acceptable hatred of certain groups of people, such as older generations, Christians, labour (in the UK,) southerners in the U.S. and so forth. O’Neill’s essay: “Who You’re Allowed To Hate,” is a contemporary companion piece to Havel’s An Anatomy Of Hate, but Havel was able to remain […]

Easter Greetings: A Passage From Handel’s Messiah

                He was despised Isaiah 53: 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 50: 6 I gave my back to […]

Wakefield: De Niro Spoke With Posey For An Hour

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  Andrew Wakefield (Director) and Del Bigtree (Producer) of the recently censored “Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe” have released this statement.  “Robert De Niro’s original defense of the film happened Friday after a one-hour conversation between De Niro and and Bill Posey, the congressman who has interacted directly and at length with the CDC Whistleblower […]