Three Lost Souls
A mini-collection of short stories about black intellectuals struggling to self-identify. How far will someone go to fit in? What is the cost of over-assimilation?
On the Edge
After the election, a city on edge. Angry words, endless recrimination. Who was right? Who didn't vote? New York survives, even thrives in some quarters.
Great art lasts longer than the darkest regime. The city continues to curate articulate expressions of consent and dissent, aka the metropolitan glide.
Washington Heights, late afternoon
Picasso painted Guernica in response to Fascist warplanes bombing the eponymous Basque village. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby as a Midwestern expatriate spying on Long Island swells.