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At present our web site is in intermediate stages of construction (current revision, 27 June 2010). A previously published story, "Steinitz," that was accessible for free via a link from this site, has been re-published in an anthology of chess-themed short stories, "Masters of Technique" (Howard Goldowsky, Editor; now available from Mongoose Press). To avoid copyright conflicts, the story has been removed from this site. But you can buy the book!

Poetry samples can still be accessed via the "Poetry" link at left.  An ongoing family history project, recently expanded to 10 pages, can be accessed from the sample images below or via the "Family History" link (be patient, some high-resolution graphics files may take time to load).

The first two installments of a long story, "Lives of the Hidden Saints," an ongoing fiction project being made available in serial form, can be accessed via the "Story 2" link at left.  Most recent addition: The photo gallery, accessible via the "Gallery" link, has been expanded to 2 pages.

The Unguarded Asylum
Visitation (17 July 2007)


Someone left the door open....
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Family History (Link to Family Page 1)
Link here to "Family Page 1"

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Online eMags/eZines

The Apple Valley Review
Boston Literary Magazine
The Cafe Irreal
Flash Me
The Pedestal Magazine
Wingspan Quarterly
Word Riot

Writers Web/Blog

Laila Lalami
Thirteen Blackbirds
(Edward Nudelman)

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Last summer of innocence (August 1956).