Author: John David Duke Jr

David was begotten and conceived in the ordinary way in the middle of 1972, possibly on his father's birthday. Since then, it's been an unremarkable go, except for the time his dad took him to help disarm a Cherokee woman who was shooting at her mother with a rifle.
the faith 1

One Is the Loneliest Number

If there is not a one atop the denominator, there is no longer a declaration of The Faith; instead, adherents are reduced to arguing probabilities.

Buffalo 13

The Dispossession of the Post-war Boom

Buffalo’s pride has made it like Capernaum: instead of the Roman Empire, she is oppressed by the Empire State, who hates its own people.

Suyapa 2

Best Meal Ever Week: Suyapa by the Sea

Every fiber of my being screamed with pleasure when I laid eyes on the syrupy nectar oozing into the many clefts within this exquisitely prepared fish.

mother 4

The Riddle of The Mother

Now I’m wondering whether the professor wrote the riddle because it was already a dangerous question in mid-19th Century Germany.


Out of Horror, Change

The beauty of change is first a horror, the writhing, serpentine figure of death setting fire and killing by almost any means a mind can imagine.

Cassiopeia 3

Dancing with the Asterisms

Asterisms, personified as so many lords and queens, rule us, but they do not govern with a static scepter. The scepter is a prop, a baton, in truth, as they dance.