STEAMERS

Filed under:Blogh,Food — posted by jonfrankel on July 28, 2014 @ 6:13 am

A Summer  Dinner Yesterday was a summer day out of the movies. High blue sky, hot, sunny, and nothing much to do. I ran six miles in the morning, before the sun had topped the trees, so I could cling to the shadows. Later I picked my boys up from an afternoon baseball game and [...]

NETFLIX

Filed under:Poetry — posted by jonfrankel on July 25, 2014 @ 5:09 am

NETFLIX Seven seasons in seven days A child grows to hulking man, As abed I bathe in opiated waves Remote control in hand. Bad becomes good when pressed Into a wine and wafer of time That slips in easily between breaths And the ding, ding of the wind chime. Perhaps from Becoming I am divorced [...]

21 FIRST AVENUE

Filed under:Poetry — posted by jonfrankel on July 11, 2014 @ 6:45 am

21 First Avenue Once I lived in the dust of cockroaches The pipes clanked with hammers at night The bedroom was small and the kitchen tight And the view down the airshaft was atrocious This is where my first love spun its thread And wove two lives within its womb Down its single hall you [...]

NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER

Filed under:Blogh,Novels and Novelists — posted by jonfrankel on June 23, 2014 @ 5:36 am

My book review of Howard Norman’s  NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER, a book I LOVED (the only kind of book I’ll review) is up on The Dooryard. Please check it out, and definitely buy the book.

Doris Marquit

Filed under:Blogh — posted by jonfrankel on June 2, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

  Doris Marquit, my aunt, died Thursday evening after a short illness. Doris was married to my mother’s brother. That marriage did not end happily. In 1967 she visited us at our new house in Larchmont for the last time. It was my first experience of divorce. I did not see her again until 25 [...]

MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER

Filed under:Blogh — posted by jonfrankel on May 30, 2014 @ 5:13 am

MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER What a drag it is getting old -Jagger/Richards Counting flowers on the wall, That don’t bother me at all. Playing Solitaire till dawn, With a deck of fifty-one. Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo. Now, don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do. -LEW DeWITT The epidemic in opiate painkiller use is easy [...]

INVISIBLE MAN

Filed under:Poetry — posted by jonfrankel on May 28, 2014 @ 4:52 am

Invisible Man Since I have mastered the art of the ghost No one can see me and I am happily lost. A hazard of light glazing a puddle, The edge of a shadow stuck in your eye, Or the wafting scent of morning toast Are more substantial than my sigh; I am less than the [...]

Chinese Pork Shank and Turnip Greens

Filed under:Blogh,Food — posted by jonfrankel on May 26, 2014 @ 6:28 am

Chinese Pork Shank and Turnip Greens Memorial Day weekend is a big weekend for cooking around my house. Not because we are into holidays, no. But we are into having 3 days off from work and the feeling, fleeting as it is, of leisure. It’s also a time of year when you can go to [...]

GAHA: BABES OF THE ABYSS

Filed under:GAHA: Babes of the Abyss,Sci Fi Noir — posted by jonfrankel on May 9, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

THE SNOW QUEEN

Filed under:Blogh,Fiction,Novels and Novelists — posted by jonfrankel on May 6, 2014 @ 6:03 am

THE SNOW QUEEN: BE SAFE I LOVE YOU “Because crying only gets you half way there, duh.” Be Safe I Love You By Cara Hoffman Cara Hoffman’s second novel is a coming home story. The hook is the soldier returning from war is a woman. This is in and of itself important and noteworthy and [...]


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