Category: Musings

The Next Lesson: Reassessing Roberto Athayde's play "Miss Margarida's Way" in the age of Trump

The Next Lesson: Reassessing Roberto Athayde's play "Miss Margarida's Way" in the age of Trump
“Is anyone here named Messiah? And Jesus? No? And Holy Ghost? Is there anyone named Holy Ghost in this class? No? Are you sure?… Good.” (Athayde 3) When you enter a theater, you often expect to be transported to a plane of heightened humanity or fantasy. Yet, what would roll through your mind if you... Read more »

Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi got me carded at Walmart

Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi got me carded at Walmart
Every now and then, the peculiar improbabilities of life just make you step back and take stock of your surroundings. I’m quite used to people, after I say the name of some obscure celebrity, looking at me as if I had strung their cat up by its tail over a goldfish bowl. I’ve even become... Read more »

Musing: Reaching for the past and seeing it with young eyes

Musing: Reaching for the past and seeing it with young eyes
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”  Those... Read more »
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