Short Takes...# 5
“Monday, Monday” was the only number 1 hit in the
for the classic group, The Mamas and the Papas.
For some of us, today is more like "Blue Monday" a song popularized in a recording
by Fats Domino in 1956. Whatever is your choice, this Monday is a good
day! Why? 'Cause you get to glimpse Holman; read a
little McGinnis and reflect some on Torres. U.S.
|Geoffrey D. Holman|
Geoffrey D. Holman is a renaissance man. A published author, playwright, spoken word performance artist, visual artist and director of original theatre, he is working on a first novel, as well as a third collection of poetry and illustration. He is in the process of staging three new plays in
Colin McGinnis is the type of person you want to invite to your garden party or anything that is a party. He is witty, considerate, charming and “old school” while staying contemporary. And no, we are not his publicists. Anyway, you need to get into his writing and will just have to wait for him to finish and publish his manuscript. Here is a brief excerpt from the opening of chapter 16 of “Roadman:”
Feeling neither a kindred bond, nor alienation with the tribes’ people met tumbleweeding past border towns and lone haciendas, he kept his eyes open and his ears cocked. The state’s inhabitants were as different to him as a scottsman was to a german. Unlike the tribes of the north, this land’s original inhabitants were not forced into reservations. Instead, they clung to their tiny slivers of land between vast estates. Sandwiched between mountain and vale, each village had a small church and a tienda to sell basic supplies tending to the needs of sprit and flesh.
Raquel Torres, a Canadian citizen born in
the love prowler
in search of balance, of the chosen path
reveals the pre-established plot of my choice
The struggle remains only between me and I
The doubts lie sunk deeply in us two.