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Ten Years After: Rwanda and the G Word

Ten Years After, a long-forgotten 1960’s rock band that featured the dynamic guitar work of Alvin Lee, was perhaps best known for its live rendition of “Goin’ Home.” Ten years after genocide in Rwanda was purposely ignored by a Democratic…

Driven to Tears Getting Stung by Terror

Today, I actually found myself in the rare position of being thankful for riding the NYC subway at 6:00 a.m. A terror attack would be more likely during rush hour, I posited. When I got to work at the gym…

Out in the World

Lorenzo Vidali awoke to the morning sounds of the kitchen. Lazily he checked his clock which told him it was 9:00 a.m., Saturday, and time to get up. Having a weekend job on top of a hectic school schedule was…

LAST CALL OF THE WILD

Puma grew up in the wide open space of Camp Pendleton on the southern end of the coastal range. He had inherited his realm from his father who was killed by a rancher at the edge of the military preserve….

THE LAMP POST ON FIRST STREET

From the corner of my eye, I saw Grandpa lean forward in his chair. “What you got there?” he asked. I had been studying the picture for probably five minutes, without saying a word. “Nothing, Grandpa,” I said, without thinking….

The Judas Kiss

He taught, “ Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to the man who fell into the brigands’ hands?” He forced the unwilling lawyer to respond, thusly: “The one who took pity on him.” This is the ideal…

Having It All

First this long flight to Paris, then onto Nice to meet my lovely Chloe, board “What’s Left?” and sail among the Greek isles for a month, being fed by my personal chef and massaged by my personal masseuse. I would…