Corie Skolnick’s latest Communiqués From Geezerville column “How To Be Ninety” is about exactly that, how to be ninety and crushing life. Meet Aunt El.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews People from My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami, translated by Ted Goossen. (Soft Skull Press)
S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Pot of Gold,” Park talks about frugality, storytelling in public, and Greyhound buses.
Russell Thorburn had an occasion to ride around with Allen Ginsberg in 1974 while in the Upper Peninsula, he imagines what Ginsberg may have been thinking about.
The WHO is “concerned” about the Omicron variant, and some scientists have described it as “the most worrying we’ve seen.” What we know, so far.
Pay attention to the US cold war escalations against Russia and China, which seem to be coming out on a near-daily basis, they are grooming us for nuclear war with both.
Weeks preceding National Day of Mourning brought even more examples, to pile on top of myriad others, of the inequity on which this country was built.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews A Year in the Life of Death: Poems Inspired by the Obituary Pages of The New York Times by Shawn Levy. (University of Hell Press)
Adam Strong writes in his latest essay about his thirty days at Charter Rivers Hospital that included electroshock therapy, and his relationships with Angel Boy and Reenie.
Given Facebook’s handling — or mishandling — of their current social responsibilities, we should be cautious about how much control one company has over the metaverse.