A chink in the wall through which to speak


"Then, there is another thing: we must have a wall in the great chamber; for Pyramus and Thisby says the story, did talk through the chink of a wall." A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act III, Sc. i), by William Shakespeare Prowl the halls of government in Washington, DC, and you will find holes in walls,… Continue reading A chink in the wall through which to speak

America’s mad circus


"There is no aphrodisiac like madness, but it wears off quickly." -Kevin Baker, from his novel, Dreamland (HarperCollins, 1999) In the din of madness, the seething intensity of rancorous anger, the light of American glory dims yellow like a string of bare bulbs outside a red, white and blue striped circus tent. The barker calls… Continue reading America’s mad circus