Category Archives: Essays

Magic Numbers Update by Gloria Garfunkel

There are certain numbers that I need to keep repeating in my head at all times since Fukushima to prevent another nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to melt down and was therefore worse than Chernobyl. There have been no new nuclear … Continue reading

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John Reed’s New Novel Excerpt and Interview – by M. Talley

John Reed is the author of four espionage novels, Thirteen Mountain, Dark Thirty, Shadow White as Stone and The Kingfisher’s Call. He has been a presenter at the Maui Writers Retreat and has been a staff instructor at the Santa … Continue reading

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Larry Orbach’s and Vivien Orbach-Smith’s “Young Lothar”: Reviewed by Gloria Garfunkel

My friend since middle-school, Vivien and I have much in common. We are both writers. We are both funny. We both have a strong moral compass and psychological insight. And we are both daughters of Holocaust survivors, terrified it could … Continue reading

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No!

I said, “no.” But it was ignored. They say that’s the definition of rape. But wait! I was married to you! So that makes you entitled. Surely saying, “no,” was just my way of being coy. As far as clothing, … Continue reading

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