The Aeneid

Biting arctic winds swept down from the north across the great lake and Chicago froze last week. I landed in O'Hare airport just as Chicago was thawing, on Monday, the week after the polar vortex hit. It was still cold but some semblance of balance had been restored. Chicago was back to being warmer than... Continue Reading →

Moby Dick – Ahab’s Obsessions

When I first came to New York, and if I am not careful even now, I had a tendency to walk looking upward. At stoplights my eyes are drawn to the topmost floors of the tall buildings lining Manhattan where angry NYPD helicopters flit to and fro, like huge metal dragonflies startled from their rooftop sunning sessions. I follow their... Continue Reading →

Macbeth – Guilt

Life ... is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. To some, guilt is like buyer's remorse. It paralyzes and drains the person. The higher the transgression, the more severe the after effects. In Macbeth, Shakespeare makes Macbeth commit that most evil crime of regicide, along with his wife.... Continue Reading →

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