Anniversary: October 1983

  (image: not my own) Poem of the Unknown   On your breast lay The deep scar of your enemy But you standing cypress did not fall It is your way to die.   In you songs of blood and sword In you migrating birds In you the anthem of victory Your eyes have never…

The Grenadian Revolution and the Involvement of the OECS, Caricom & the United States Government

(Photo credit: Caldwell Taylor — Wikipedia on “Saltfish Hall.” Here is the link: https://wikigrenada.com/wiki/Saltfish_Hall) (Photo credit: Ann Elizabeth Wilder. You can find more information from her website @ http://www.thegrenadarevolutiononline.com/) August 2016 — I am in the process of composing a short excerpt on the Grenadian Revolution as we approach the 33rd Anniversary of Maurice Bishop’s…

Reflections on Bhopal: “Neither Victims Nor Executioners”[1]

(Photos are not mine) (I will be presenting a paper later this year on the Bhopal Gas Leak of 1984. Below is the abstract to my paper presentation. It was written in the fall of 2015. By the presentation’s date, I am sure further edits will have occurred). What I want to live and die…

The Japanese-American Experience during World War II

(photo: not mine) With the overuse of the term “mass incarceration” and the hyper-reactionary discussions currently causing polemic conversations nation-wide, it is refreshing to re-think what it means to be incarcerated. On Thursday, June 25th, 2015, the Japan Society presented INFAMY: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II, lectured by Richard…

Zarathustra as Spiritual Educator: Man is Something that Must be Overcome

             (Photo: Not mine)  Zarathustra as Spiritual Educator: Man is Something that Must be Overcome    (written back in 2013. unedited) The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy’s most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself. I’m not quarreling with your choice…

Greetings…my first post.

There are three kinds of people in the world — writers, editors and critics. I look forward to posting and sharing. Sincerely, -A.L.R