Observations on People and Places

Go to Marxism home page

Go to Louis Proyect home page

M. Junaid Alam: presente!

E.C. "Paddy" Apling

Bard College and the real world

Memories of Amiri Baraka and Adolfo Olaechea

Bobby Fischer

Reflections of a baby boomer

Sid Caesar, legendary comedian, dead at 91

Costa Rica notes, part 1

Costa Rica notes, part 2

On the death of a comrade I barely knew

Roger Ebert: an appreciation

Food, Fasting and Health


Pat Grogan, the SWP and the Hoboken waterfront

Spalding Gray's macular pucker and mine

A reply to the haters

Highway 80 revisited

Hometown news

Life in Houston

Human Connections

Istanbul Impressions

Bringing out the dead in Kansas City

Remembering Laura Kronenberg

A Second Trip to Turkey

Learning Turkish


London Calling

Some thoughts on Jared Loughner and Henry Cockburn

Welcome to Mexico City

How a Red saved Miami Beach Art Deco hotels

A conversation with Jeffrey Marlin and Richard Greener

Greetings from Miami Beach

Randy Martin 1957-2015: an appreciation

My Brother's Madness

An exchange with Harvey Pekar's widow

My pig snout sandwich days

My life in politics

Encounters with Louis R. Proyect

Pressure Drop

A dispatch from the glaucoma front

Being played for a sucker by Random House

Reflections on my mother's death

Said Sayrafiezadeh: David Horowitz wannabe

Split Decision

Ernie Tate and Jess McKenzie

Review of Ernie Tate memoir

Thanksgiving with ex-Trotskyists

Tribute to Ann Proyect

Pressure drop

retirement miscellany

I left my heart in San Francisco

Big Sid's Vincati

The Shawangunk Ridge

The Snake Charmer

Sugar: the bitter truth

Founder/editor of Swans is incapacitated

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

A Weekend in Pittsburgh

Nathan Weiss: in remembrance