Monthly Archives: February 2012

Red Stains Dot the Neighborhood, poem excerpt

I recently came across an old Los Angeles Times article by Nora Zamichow from 1995 about gang crime in the Aliso Village Projects in Boyle Heights. The article reminded me of all the tragedies that occurred there in the 1990’s. … Continue reading

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Light Rinse

In 1965, I did my basic infantry training at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Fort Polk had dense jungle-like terrain which became known as Tigerland. During one exercise, a drill instructor was yelling at a trainee. “Boy, if you get captured by … Continue reading

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