Convergence

The Hudson River: An Autobiography
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 1

The Hudson River: An Autobiography

PART I: Muheakantuck Much earlier, for some thousands of years, there lived here the Lenni Lenape people, “the true people,” thought to be the eldest and who were given deference among other Algonkian speaking peoples of the forest civilizations. They are the first settlers and hence the ancestors of all […]

Freedom’s Changing Shape
Business / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Freedom’s Changing Shape

The geopolitical maelstrom’s now broadening danger derives from multiple goads toward isolated self-interest’s entrenched confusion. Fanatical simplifications emerge in response. When heightened political anxiety and jingoistic aggression polarize public discourse, nuance gives way to verbal reductions, petrified options, and emotional mania. Trump’s backdoor entry to the White House exacerbated already-extant […]

Our United Fates
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Our United Fates

From one many Many one Facts on ground Head in clouds More perfect, less perfect Imperfect, just perfect Less than we thought More to become No man’s land That is our land Sojourners on way To where we cannot say Don’t forget that caviar Is just fish eggs in a […]

Future Grotesque
Business / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Future Grotesque

Time’s solemn ache traverses freedom, drunk clowns and thugs seek obliteration. History ends, exculpation starts. Privacy sequestered in virtual weeds, conformity’s patriotic terror, ballooning misery narcotized once more again, always. Exculpatory explication’s naked hope, emboldened pleas, flounder: one by one . . . moon rising, the spirit quelled succumbs.

Sketches toward an independence day poem
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Sketches toward an independence day poem

I. 1859 “What to the Slave is the fourth of July?” asked Frederick Douglass the abolitionist prophet once enslaved who stole and then wrote himself free. Today I think Lonely.   II. 2015 The hurricane has been down graded to a tropical storm but there is poetic justice despite the […]