2. A short story: Prelude, Fugue, and Variation. This is a highly fictionalized memoir of my childhood. All the warm, funny bits are fiction. All the nasty parts are true -- most of them literally true. Uncle Moe was real and a doctor in Coney Island -- but he died when I was 8 or 9, so I barely remember him. This picture of Uncle Moe inspired the story.
3. Another short story: Nora's Dove. I wrote this to demonstrate to myself that I could write a story that was entirely made up and had nothing to do with my own life.
5. Over the years I've written a dozen or so Op-Ed pieces for various papers. One of the few I can still find is Small-Town Boys -- published in a legal newspaper called the Los Angeles Daily Journal sometime in the 1990s. It caused great consternation among the judges of San Diego and beyond, I am happy to say. The editor gave the piece its title and (as editors love to do) tweaked the text to better fit the editor's taste. What's posted here is a copy of a copy of a copy. Sorry for its poor legibility. As for newspaper articles about me -- there have been virtually none. But here is one: Iraq_War_.jpeg
6. I used to write a bit of verse. I wrote Venus when I was college senior -- Jupiter came later. The other poems when in law school: This Room, This Day -- The Bell -- Separation -- For Dr. Frank Lossy. And for some reason Bayview Manor popped into my head just a few years ago. These poems are about half my lifetime product. Only a few people have read them and their reaction was mostly tepid. I would not argue these poems are good -- but I tell myself (truthfully) that they say what I wanted to say in the way I wanted to say it.
7. If I can get hold of any of the hundreds of legal briefs I wrote, I hope to post a few here.