When I close my eyes, they visit, the ones I’ll never see again by daylight; guilt and regrets also. This is my sleepless vigil, room to room, careful not to trip on shadows. * Instead of black night, windows are gray now; okay, it’s a new day instead of an old night. * Vines have […]

The latest of Gabe Barcia-Colombo’s amazing videos. Mini-Me (a virtual myself) appears at 1:06: https://www.gabebc.com/descent

Prevagen includes an ingredient found in jellyfish. The Federal Trade Commission and the AARP say that it won’t improve your memory. But after taking it, I find myself compelled to sting swimmers’ ankles. I don’t remember when this started.

After World War Two, a few surviving relatives made their way to Palestine, which of course became Israel in 1948. A couple of years later, my mother received a letter from one of the relatives, telling about a young son who was ill. The doctors said that a new medicine available in the U.S. could […]

Listen to what they say when the wind moves, the trees, taller than houses, and the swamp grasses, taller than men: Life thrives for this instant. People dizzy themselves with words, as the insects buzz. Sticky life flows through your veins, as it does through ours. Dry death and decay lie beneath new green stems. […]

Arthur Leonard Rosenberg determined a non-ethnic handle would fire up his acting career, so he re-named himself Tony Randall. Only the rich and the strong deserve a helping hand, thought Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum, well-known by then as Ayn Rand. If she were as liberal as he was, her disciples would deem it a scandal: “Who’ll […]

You can see me rocking (0:15)! playing chess (2:14)! being frozen cryogenically (4:49)! collapsing (15:17)! and being unfrozen (20:40)! https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1N7M58YSW2111/living-forever?playlist=AP-1N83MJWAH2111:season:1