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Finally my novel The Rites of Passage is coming out in October 2018. It is being published by the ArnoLand Press. This book has been a huge effort and to see it finally come to fruition makes me extremely happy. I am really excited about this book as it covers subjects near and dear to my hear concerning identity, community and family life as well as grappling with issues around sexuality. Read More
Morris Lyle Taylor, 1931-1921
Morris Taylor, among other things my spouse, passed away in 2016. He left a gaping hole in my life as he was not ony the love of my life but also an amazing person. He had lived life to the fullest as an amazing modern rennaisance man. You can read more about his life and artwork here.
The Goldberg Variations is a series of 3 novels and a prequel covering the growth of the main character, Jamie Goldberg, whose search for identity and a sense of self is hampered by tremendous emotional obstacles and haunted by a past he has trouble confronting.
The Golgerberg Variations: Jamie's Early Years is being published on this web site under the heading "Jamie's Early Years." Every week a new chapter will come out until it is finished.
Jamie Goldberg struggles with sexuality and a sense of identity at too early an age. He gropes for understanding against the backdrop of a political activist family during the Detroit 1967 Riots.
Here are links to the current chapters: Click Here
Apart from literature, current events pull at my attention. Donald Trump's stunning takeover of the Republican Party. His candidacy, I originally saw as a joke. This joke has gotten very serious. I am very concerned for the message his ascendancy sends about America. The threat and concern that many groups of people, Women, Muslims and Latinos, must now feel. My Jewish background compells me to call this out and state uncategorically America must defeat Defeat Trump and the attitudes that allow him to flourish.