Literary PurveyorAug 16, 2022
A Hero is More than a Sandwich
A Long Way Home
Shard in the Eye
Storms Are But A Memory
For the Writers-Little Matters
By Interior Design – A Classic Russian Read in the Time of Corona
“There is a relation between the hours of life and the centuries of time.”
On the MFA– Creative Writer, I See
Revisiting The Canterbury Tales: Arveragus’ Defense
The best of Harlem, day and night
Orange Can of Kerosene
On Pride, Not Prejudice
And she realizes it is not entitlement, but grace, because she can do all things through Christ, Who gives her strength. (Philippians 4:13)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theliterarypurveyor.com/2022/01/14/on-pride-not-prejudice/
Milo Baughman and Such Relics
A million little particles of insult disseminated into the air, covering me in the disappointment dad believed me so stupid to think baking soda would ever be snorted. Drug-free mom had explained to my brothers and I the reality of substance abuse at an extremely young age. Was he stupid? Now I see dad just wasn’t present enough to measure the awareness of his own.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theliterarypurveyor.com/2021/09/01/milo-baughman-and-such-relics/
Home Beyond Lodabar: From NYC to Wichita, Kansas and Back
Perhaps the New York City skyline sufficiently espouses the greatness of man, placing a seed in the mind of its youth that all things are possible; maybe it is the sheer beauty of the lights sustaining the wonder of its children. An island with over eight million people, each containing stardust, provides enough energy to recognize human ability; if one knows the ability of man, shouldn’t one recognize the power of God? And, if one sees a person, is one not seeing a star?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theliterarypurveyor.com/2021/09/14/home-beyond-lodabar-from-nyc-to-wichita-kansas-and-back/
Go For Yours
As the rest of the world binges the latest Netflix content, I’ve gone old school on IMDb TV, watching the old series, Dallas, for the very first time. I was struck by the words of the patriarch, Jock Ewing, to his son Bobby in one of the more intense scenes: “If I gave you power, you’ve got nothin’! Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take!”
Life is a series of executive decisions leading one up to this very moment. We are the captain of our ship and, if we are wise, God is the star we steer by.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theliterarypurveyor.com/2021/10/18/go-for-yours/
And the time came to let go of my white people on a residential rooftop view and waterfront backyard with a baseball field on the side. With all its man-buns, diverse restaurants, bars, Polish culture and consignment shops, Greenpoint couldn’t compete with uptown Manhattan, where a renaissance of black excellence ascends history at more counts than Basie. Long held my heart has Harlem Word.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theliterarypurveyor.com/2021/12/31/harlem-shuffle/