TO KANSAS Kansas, you were once a beacon of freedom in the heart of the nation. You made the slave masters quake with rage and fear. What are you now? Homeland of reactionaries, those who would deny freedom, those who would close the books to truth, shout down individuality, suppress free thought, just like the … More TO KANSAS


He struggles to fetch a word. You can see it in his face— the word is in his brain trying to get out, but can’t find the right path in the neural network. Sometimes a wrong word comes out. He sees our puzzled looks, realizes it and laughs. I wheel him through the nursing home … More MEMORIES OF WORDS