Victor Lana has published numerous stories and articles in literary magazines and online, including his favorite haunt here at Blogcritics. His books A Death in Prague (2002),Move (2003), and The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories are available at online bookstores. His new novel, Like a Passing Shadow is now available.
Victor Lana is a native of New York City, where he has studied acting, writing, and literature. He received a doctorate in English from St. John's University, New York, and has taught at every level in education. Please check out his blog.
This Halloween season has been distinctly different for me. I am having a difficult time because I lost my mother and aunt earlier this year.
I’m not in my right mind, and I know if I saw Mr. Met on the street (with his incessantly happy face) I’d punch him in his great big head.
It’s becoming very apparent on the streets of New York that the city is preparing for war between Mets and Yankees on the baseball diamond.
We Americans must mark this day as sacred and honor those lost for the sake of those who died as much as those who have not yet been born.
I am not doing anything too special to mark MTV’s 25th birthday this week but, not surprisingly, neither is the musical channel.
Obviously, the men who almost froze to death at Valley Forge embraced Patrick Henry’s words.
There are more orange and blue shirts and caps being worn just like back in the 1980s when the Mets ruled New York.
As the words engraved on the right panel of the monument remind us: “May We Never Forget.”
As a writer and as a son, nothing has ever been more difficult than writing a eulogy for my Mom within 24 hours of her passing away.
We are left with a totally contrived and obviously manipulative ending that will leave many of us grumbling for months to come.