Showing posts from October 21, 2012


PRESENTING... aaduna's fall 2012 issue ! WELCOME...aaduna si dofa rey (the world is huge)!  Fall 2012 Homepage Cover Photo:  "Curtis" (c) 2012 by Ashley Lane, Photographer We rarely (if ever) preach, proselytize, whoop and holler or do self-serving testimonials.   So, forgive this transgression of sorts. From Day One, we put in print aaduna’s position(s:)     T he Purpose, Philosophy, and Objectives: To seek creative visionaries who find refuge and their sense of the world within the complexities and ironies of the written word, as well as those compelling visual images, which are lastingly impressionable….  aaduna will embrace novice, and emerging authors and artists who are seeking to expand, transition, or transform the current landscape of literary and artistic thinking.  It invites provocateurs, conceptualists, experimentalists, innovators, as well as traditionalists working within the realm of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and t

Short takes...# 6

It is human nature to forget past events whether there is tragedy or celebration. On today's date, October 23 , in the years noted, the following occurred: 2011 Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's autopsy reveals that he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head 2010 If trends in diet and exercise continue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project estimate 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050 1991 Clarence Thomas, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 1989 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976 - 1989" album 1983 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut 1973 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica 1947 NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN 1824 1st steam locomotive is introduced 1814 1

Short Takes...# 5

“Monday, Monday” was the only number 1 hit in the U.S. 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. 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 New York City and various states. And just as important, Mr. Holman resides in The Bronx, New York , original home of aaduna’s publisher, bill berry.  His exhibition will be in the Borders Gallery . [shorttakesshorttakesshorttakeshorttakesshorttakesshorttakesshorttakesshorttakesshorttake]

Short Takes...# 4

Nuances: Sunday, Sunday…off to a champagne brunch with friends; taking a leisurely walk to admire the fall foliage; watching all day and evening football games at home or at a neighborhood spot; catching up on the latest movie; going to a museum or two or three; raking and bagging leaves; strolling through neighborhoods and window shopping.  Sunday…a very good day for an introduction to Michael, Rita, Unyierie and Ashley. Let’s get started. Glimpses: Michael D. Brown, PhD Michael D. Brown from Syracuse, New York is teaching and living in China, where he ventured off to from California.   He is an award-winning author and recently discovered aaduna .   Our gain.   In the fall issue, he contributed two poems, “Edgar Allen Poe's advice” and “Lineage.”   Here is a brief excerpt from ‘Lineage:” Half of me Native American, On both parents’ side; Imagine the odds of that. Half of me African American, On both parents’ side: I am considering a lo