The grass is always greener on the other side of no-mans land

‘The Sodom and Gomorrah Business’ by Barry N. Malzberg (1974)

“Sex and death, ladies and gentlemen, death and sex, that most ancient and useful of all the equations.” (p. 41)

“It has occurred to me…that all of this which I have constructed may be a dream and the extrinsic reality may be something far more grim and deadly. Who is not to say…that everything that they have told us is a series of lies or better yet a dream…?” (p. 60)

“Nevertheless, that choice had been made and there was nothing to do but to go ahead. Such are the risks of leadership. Sometimes it can be quite demoralizing.” (p. 81)

Foiled again in my attempt to see the point.  Except for, just maybe, something about meeting the enemy and discovering they are us.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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