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Nov 6

A Letter From Betsy

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2009 in Essays, prayers

This column is about a miracle. Nothing more. Nothing less. (more…)

Jul 9

Turn Off The Music!

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2009 in Essays, polemic

I’ll bet you guys didn’t know that before yours truly became the hottest thing on the Web, that I had a former existence as a country western musician. (more…)

Jun 18

For My Father

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 in lamentations, Memoirs, prayers, unfinished

Maurice Goldman (1910-1984) (more…)

Jun 9

For My Mother

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in lamentations, Memoirs, prayers, unfinished


Now that I am an old man, I cannot look back upon my old works without losing my way in the past. (more…)

May 2

Private Dancers

Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in Essays, interviews


“I’m your private dancer, a dancer for money do what you want me to do …
–Mark Knopfler
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May 2

Goldmanese

Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in Essays, interviews

I have a confession to make. (more…)

Mar 26

Belshazzar’s Feast

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Jewish Law, lamentations, prayers

Thus spake Isaiah: (more…)

Feb 13

The Kid From Cleveland

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 in Essays, obsessions

Cleveland, Ohio — I know. You don’t have to tell me. You can’t go home again. (more…)

Jan 12

One On One With A Hit Man (Part 2)

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 in Essays, interviews

Joey Carbone and I met every day that week. (more…)

Jan 12

One On One With A Hit Man (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 in Essays, interviews


It all started with a late afternoon phone call. (more…)
Oct 20

High School Dreamin’

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Essays, obsessions

Oh no, not another one! (more…)

Oct 8

Big, Fat Liar

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in confessions, Essays

I am a terrific liar. (more…)