A love letter in your absence

Dear lover, I can only use words to touch you, my hands cannot reach

past the kilometers that separate us in time.

I wait, but at least I do not wait in the vanity of emptiness,

not knowing who you are or for whom I wait.

I do not imagine you with the imagination of a writer of fiction.

I do not conjure up a heroine suffering long to meet a lover off to war,

separated for some worthy cause.


Our love is not the victim of some conflict needed as the recipe for

Do not despair

No one ever sees the pain I have held inside of me, I have wished often times even I could not see.  I get so down and out nothing seems to go my way, I wish many times in my rooms warmth I could stay.

Just  when all seems to gloom and nothing is going right, darkness closing in around me, no hope near my sight.


The warmth of your love reminds me,

your love for me is my light.

Ryans Candle

The world as I knew it has been diminished by the loss of your unlived life, one so young extinguished by others hurt and strife, the many you left behind, struggling, questions, answers yet to find,  wanting, wishing to trade places with you,,,,,,   wondering without you now what to do?

Who are we?

Let us be honest with ourselves and face that from the very beginning of our creation, we have always shown a lack of appreciation for any type of human equalization, we have always been greedy for modernization, say to hell with doing anything in moderation, we have been and still are a spoiled, high tech, fast food, wanna be nation with little to no respect for social integration, we continue to tolerate segregation, ignore human degradation, proudly celebrate masturbation, forgive fornication, deny our humiliation, hide our self mutilation, condone a youth that lack motivation, take for

John Wheatcroft's The Portrait of a Lover has been published

We are happy to announce that John Wheatcroft's novel, The Portrait of a Lover, has been published. It is now available on Amazon.




If you would like to learn more about the novel, consider this book trailer, featuring the music of  Jackson Hill.

John Wheatcroft at Home and on the Page

The new short film by Sara Cross profiling John Wheatcroft is a study in calm and reverence. Having watched it with a chimpanzee at my side, I can tell you that it has both a soothing and calming effect on the most critical of viewers. At the same time, it tends to foster concentration and introspection.

Press Release: Inverted-A to publish English translation of A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón de Cádiz

August 19, 2011, Texas County, Missouri.  Inverted-A Press announces its new project, the publication of an English translation of  Las mil y una historias de Pericón de Cádiz: A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón de Cádiz. The author, José Luis Ortiz Nuevo, and the translator, John Moore,  met in Sevilla this July and signed the contract with Inverted-A. The contract has since been ratified by Inverted-A Press in Texas County, Missouri.

Greater than Ourselves

My father, Amnon Katz, died in October of the year 2000. Recently, an old friend of his, who last saw him in 1999, asked me to try to find for him two articles that my father had sent him shortly before his death, and which he'd since misplaced. One of the two articles appeared as the opening editorial of the last issue of the Inverted-A Horn that my father edited. Rather than send a photocopy of the article to my father's friend by snail mail, I will share it with everyone here, in the form of two image files.

An Interview with Julia Hanna

I recently interviewed writer Julia Hanna, who is a member of the Inverted-A site, under the pseudonym Sweetbearies. Here is our video interview, which was conducted on Skype:




The video interview format, once open only to celebrities and employed only by video journalists is now open to all. We are free to explore the world we live in and to speak to people across the globe.


An Interview with George Plimpton

Today, on another site where I write, the name of the late George Plimpton was suddenly mentioned. Oddly enough, it was in an automatic game posting, because George Plimpton was a man who wore many hats. He was the founding editor of The Paris Review, a goal tender for the Boston Bruins, a boxer, a baseball pitcher, and a pitch man for various products, including video games. But did you know he was also a musician who played the triangle?


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