The Pegasus (Dennis Aubrey)

“Indeed during the Middle Ages there existed a sort of cinema in colors of which no trace has survived; just as in the sudden dawning of a larger hope amongst men who had not forgotten the dark age whence they had emerged but yesterday – a dawning symbolized by the great cathedrals soaring heavenwards – […]

De Profundis (Dennis Aubrey)

“De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuæ intendentes in vocem deprecationis meæ.” Psalm 130 “Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 130, King James Version One of our readers, […]

Patrick’s Passing (Dennis Aubrey)

My friend Patrick Cunningham died yesterday, the first of one group of important people in my life to pass. I have been lucky in this regard – a large number of theater friends were taken by the AIDS epidemic, but my parents are in their mid-eighties and are well, both physically and mentally. My brothers […]

Verdun (Dennis Aubrey)

As the son of an American soldier, I moved all the time as a child. Seven of my first fifteen years of life were spent in France, two in Verdun. Verdun created the strongest impression on me of perhaps any place that I’ve ever lived. The World War I battlefields are just a few miles […]

Ephemera (Dennis Aubrey)

✜ Ephemeral things (from Greek εφήμερος – ephemeros, literally “lasting only one day”) are transitory, existing only briefly. ✜ When I was young, our family moved almost every single year of my life so books became my constant companions. The library was my temple, quiet and respectful and filled with mystery, learning, and adventure. The […]

Mischief in Ingrandes (Dennis Aubrey)

Today’s post is a little bit about a church and a little bit about personal history. When I was in eighth grade, our family was stationed in the small town of Ingrandes, about 5 miles north of Chatellerault and 25 miles north of Poitiers on N-10 (my father was an engineer in the U.S. Army). […]