An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “You’re very good at weaponizing a spiritual vocabulary,” Lila responded, holding her gaze brazen. “But the truth becomes false when spoken by a liar, doesn’t it?”
Americans who, under the rubric of conservatism, oppose nutrition assistance to children also tend to deny the looming devastation of global climate change, the human costs of an inept healthcare system, the negative consequences of a constricted view of consciousness, and the dangerous costs of denying biological evolution. This is very troubling.
Yin and yang, dark and light,
square and round, masculine and feminine interact, intersect, and
intercourse to comprise the cacophony of life. The seasons describe the phases of
emergence, flourishing, gathering, and storage of yang, of vital warmth.
As holographic microcosms of the universe, we cannot maintain health
apart from this natural cycle.
Jack Kerouac called from a phone booth while his friends Allen
Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky anxiously paced outside. "Hello, I'd like to meet with Dr. Suzuki . . . Right
NOW!" The scholar's secretary told him to be there in a half hour. Elated, the
three friends skipped down First Avenue to hail a cab.