This blog is about my writing and my reading: My published books and a novel in progress; a course I am teaching on drama and theater, and the adventures and challenges of sharing literature with students.
Some topics that interest me: parallel worlds; life after death; the human condition; concepts of heaven; Hungary; the human toll of the Cold War; Shakespeare's works; literature and life.
The hero, Jasper Wergild and his
wife Marguerite are hosting a party for old and new friends.Join the conversation as different topics
change the mood from bland to turbulent.
As he was making his
rounds with the tray, he came upon a cluster of guests gathered round Jim
Faraday and a man with a booming voice and a paunch to match. “Make no
mistake,” the man was saying. “Global warming is God’s punishment for
mankind.”Jasper recognized Robert
Smith, a stockier version of the Bob they used to bait in college. “Pride, envy
and lust in our souls are destroying the world.”
“Do you mean to
say that making out with your girlfriend is causing global warming?” Jim said.
“I mean that
pride, envy and lust are causing God’s anger. Global warming is a sign of God’s
“They used to
say that about the plague,” Jim said. “If you are right, we haven’t progressed