Truly Functional Furniture?
When I read over this headline the first time, I thought that it said “Ikea chief…” and I thought, “Man is there nothing some stylishly functional, yet affordable Swedish furniture can’t make better?” It’s silly, I know, and yet the more I think about it….
Craw-Stuck By Netanyahu Visit
Not awestruck, but craw, as in “stuck in my….” Judging from my personal Facebook page, there is a loudly enthusiastic minority of Americans who have whipped themselves into feverish, Dervish-like fervor over the visit of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address to Congress. Not coincidentally, I noticed a flush of fawning articles on…
War Poems For National Poetry Month: Asbah, by Brian Turner
Ashbah by Brian Turner The ghosts of American soldiers wander the streets of Balad by night, unsure of their way home, exhausted, the desert wind blowing trash down the narrow alleys as a voice sounds from the minaret, a soulfull call reminding them how alone they are, how lost. And the Iraqi dead, they watch in…
War Poems For National Poetry Month: David Kreiger, Greeting Bush In Baghdad
Greeting Bush in Baghdad by David Krieger “This is a farewell kiss, you dog.” — Muntader al-Zaidi You are a guest in my country, unwanted surely, but still a guest. You stand before us waiting for praise, but how can we praise you? You come after your planes have rained death on our cities. Your…