Tag: immigration

Axel Greece

An 80s song for an 80s story. There are two very enigmatic men in Lyddie’s life: Phelps, her botanist husband, who has been missing for several months, and Axel, a self-absorbed East German artist she met several years ago when…

Paul Yee’s Money Boy

Sodagreen’s “Little Universe” (the video above) plays in the background at the sushi restaurant where Ray meets some people who will help him settle into his “new” life. A translation of the lyrics is available at Asian Fanatics.net. It’s rare…

Tara Masih’s The Chalk Circle

According to Wikipedia, in Wicca, standing inside a chalk circle can protect you from evil. It can even empower you. Wikipedia also says that Bertolt Brecht wrote a play called The Caucasian Chalk Circle: “The play is a parable about a…

Anita’s Side Story

Writing about Romeo and Juliet, got me thinking about Tony and Maria. Thinking about Tony and Maria got me thinking about Maria’s brother, Bernardo and his girlfriend (and Maria’s surrogate sister), Anita . Thinking about Anita started Rita Moreno singing…

Honesty

  I am going to play to stereotype and quote Bruce Lee: Knowledge in martial arts actually means self-knowledge… ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now, it is very difficult to do. It has always been very easy for…