Privacy and the Writer

By Mark Antony Rossi Privacy and the Writer. Don’t kid yourself. You are writing about yourself and those you know — whether you are willing to admit it or not. Protest all you want. I’m not buying it. One of the most famous deniers on this subject JRR Tolkien literally […]

August 27, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Stupid Monuments and Soulless Symbolism

By Mark Antony Rossi I’ve seen this parade of protestors before. It’s related to the Stupid Memorial Movement. That’s where politicians and community organizers instead is attempting to unravel the roots of gun violence hold countless candle vigils and then raise money for a meaningless memorial site. If society has […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Bad Day Blues

By Mark Antony Rossi What are your viable options when having a bad day? Some take a deep breath and say a small prayer. Some bury their head in a dark beer in a darker bar. Some rant and rave to strangers on Facebook. I’ve done all three and a […]

August 13, 2017 · 6 comments · Articles

Boundaries: Personal and National

By Mark Antony Rossi What is privacy but another form of sovereignty. It’s understandable then how terms like “personal space” and “boundaries” can become virtually interchangeable. The connection of personal and national boundaries are more closely linked than many truly realize. I find it curious that those who advocate boundaries […]

August 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Fighting Words

By Mark Antony Rossi When a writer challenges the established order his words are fighting words. And fighting words are often the difference between your integrity and their conformity. But I’ve found the fight these days is more about being famous than building a creative folio. I meet too many […]

July 30, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Writing as a Crutch

By Mark Antony Rossi How valid is the outcome of writing used merely as a form of therapy? A strange question asked yet you often wonder when every jack of all trades is jotting down stories behind your back. And you thought you were the only writer around. Has the […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Place in the World

By Mark Antony Rossi The other day I ran into a 23-year-old who claimed she was a “life coach.”  I found it difficult to swallow that someone so young could counsel another person about the trials and tribulations of life. After all was a young woman, never married, never been […]

July 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Rathayatra in Richmond

By Ranjit K. Sahu Lord Jagannath, the lord of the worlds, may in his physical entity be a wooden entity carved out with stipulated dimensions every 12-16 years, but is perhaps the solitary unifying force that has let the culture of the eastern state of Odisha sustain centuries of foreign invasions […]

July 8, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Children’s Programs

By Shobha Diwakar All are aware about the upsurge of children’s programs aired on TV these days. Probably if I remember correctly it began with Sa Re Ga Ma, Indian Idol (I may be wrong), then a host of others followed on different channels like Sabse Bada Kalakar to name […]

July 2, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Illusion of Reliability

By Mark Antony Rossi Society wants to be connected. It claims high speed internet will make us more social because communication is taking place. But what if communication is not happening as envisioned. What if these devices are only being used for complaints, bullying and voyeurism. What if the anonymity […]

July 2, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles