The old Middle Eastern story: A man learns that he will die if he stays in Samarra. He flees to some distant city, then is shocked to see Death in the marketplace. Death is surprised too, and asks him, “Did I not have an appointment with you in Samarra?”
We had our appointment on 9/11. Read More
John Guare’s new play with the ungainly title, A Few Stout Individuals , with its manic swirl of ideas and eccentricities, its heady literary allusions and fantasy, is at least one of his more typical screwball contributions. It’s a merry thinking-man’s stew about the dying, impoverished Ulysses S. Grant and the race to finish his Read More
What is our state of mind? What is the enemy’s? How do these affect our prospects?
In Month 1 after the attack, almost everyone responded well: sad, united, angry. Month 2 hasn’t been so good, thanks to the anthrax scare.
The deaths we have suffered are grave, and since they were caused by weapons Read More
Nothing ever repeats itself twice; that is both the joy of
life, and the sickness of woe.
In the uncertain hour before the morning
Near the ending of interminable night ….
After the dark dove with the flickering tongue
Had passed below the horizon of his homing ….
That is how T.S. Eliot described Read More