What made me go to Texas? 

What made me go to Texas? 

What made me go to Texas?  Last spring the news filtered in that a U.S. Rep from El Paso named Robert Francis O’Rourke, nicknamed  Beto, (Bet-oh) was challenging Ted Cruz for a senate seat held by Republicans since the early nineties.  Cruz was considered a lock...
Today’s Weather

Today’s Weather

She was sitting in front of the TV, remote in hand, water, books, and pills on the side table. She lowered the sound when he came in and sat, his back hurting from the day’s work. I don’t think I’ll be able to get up. You poor thing. Bent over a sink...

Reviewed by Laurette Folk Lost Hearts by Vincent Panella, Apollo’s Bow, 2010, 226 p. $15.95 Review by Laurette Folk I read with Vincent Panella back in December at IAM Books in the North End of Boston and bought his book. In all truth, I was not prepared for the...

Sleeping With Herodotus

There’s a Hemingway story called Now I Lay Me in which he fears sleeping at night ever since he was struck by a mortar during World War I – ‘blown up’  as he puts it. To fall asleep in darkness would cause his soul “to fly out of his body,’ that is, he would...