Current Creative Project Inspired by van Gogh

I’m working on a play based on Vincent van Gogh’s life. It’s not intended to be a biography of van Gogh, but simply a work inspired by his life, philosophy and paintings. This is why different names have been used, and the play takes place in our own modern times. Here’s the intro: FADE IN: […]

Our evolution since 9-11

Today, it would raise more than a red flag if a flight school student said he didn’t need to learn how to land a plane. But what we’ve learned goes beyond the added vigilance. Our evolution went something like this: 9-11: Denial 9-12: Anger until the end of 2004 2005 to present: Acceptance We accept […]

Still can’t get no satisfaction

Twice as many Americans now take anti-depressants than 12 years ago, reported Reuters news agency. When we really grasp human life with its emotion, absurdity and adrenaline, it’s really not so shocking that amid our technological wonders, we remain unsatisfied. Just because we command robots, horseless carriages and satellites, doesn’t mean we left behind the […]

The End of Postmodernism

(note this is a work in progress) Postmodernism relishes in the world’s confusion, the lack of any mainstream, just many streams depositing into the same ocean. Each stream represents an idea, a way to live, a philosophy. Each idea flows along its own course, seemingly independent and unique, all pouring into the same vast sea […]

When I left Journalism for the Digital Revolution

Two months shy of its 150th birthday, the Rocky Mountain News breathes its last. Soon after, Seattle’s oldest newspaper stops the presses to be reborn digitally. The state of Minnesota uses precious tax money to retrain newspaper staff for an online audience. Before the World Wide Web, I was one of those journalists in training. […]