I am a writer/musician/composer who lives in Baltimore, MD. I have won two Individual Artist Awards in scriptwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council. My one-act play, "Mr. Mahler Finds a Dollar," won Baltimore's Artscape98 one-act play contest. Other one-act plays include, "After Thoughts," "The Men's Room," and "If God Had Meant for Man to Fly..." My full-length musical, "Spies of Life," is still looking for a producer.
I served one year as Chief Writer for 'Radio Showcase', writing short skits and entertaining advertising for a local radio variety show that aired out of Hagerstown, MD, in 1998. I also wrote restaurant reviews for CitySearch.com and served four (nonconsecutive) terms as president of the Maryland Writers' Association. I am currently working on screenplays.
What was the secret of the Russian Revolution? What lessons -- both positive and negative -- does it hold for the present day?
The Russian Revolution has never been short of historians and interlocutors. Now, midway through the centenary of the epoch-changing insurrection, the volume of studies has amped up to an unprecedented degree. Renewed interest in the revolution stems not only from its timely centenary, but also from the fact that social conditions around the world are rapidly reverting to a scale of inequality and disenfranchisement eerily similar to that of a century ago. Whether it’s radical…