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I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading —
It vexes me to choose another guide —

― Emily Brontë

Welcome to Portable Bohemia, a website and blog devoted to celebration of the artistic spirit and pursuit of the intellectual adventure.

The blog features essays, reviews, rants, screeds, ruminations, and on the good days maybe a measure of insightful commentary about books, cinema, art and culture, sports, and sundry other themes and topics. Matters of politics and current affairs are taken up as conscience and honest indignation dictate.

Check out the Gallery page for photographs. For the most part I point the camera and hope something good will come of it. I like to think that sometimes it does.


Update April 3, 2020. The Events page typically lists art openings, poetry readings, and other events of interest that are not happening these days. The page will be updated with alternatives such as virtual museum tours, online concerts, and ways to engage in political activism as they come to my notice. Thank you for your patience.

​​Contact me if you have questions, comments, or information about upcoming events. I would love to hear from you.

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  • March 15, 2023 / Vol. VIII, No. 6: a day in the life of an obscure man, a dose of perspective on America's "ironclad" commitment to Israeli security, years of anarchy…

  • March 1, 2023 / Vol. VIII, No. 5: Marjorie Taylor Greene's call to blow up the union, federalism on amphetamines, the expurgation of Roald Dahl, furor in the newsroom of The New York Times

  • February 15, 2023 / Vol. VIII, No. 4: review of the Indian film Adieu Godard, commentary on the State of the Union, the French and le wokisme, balloons and balloon-like objects…

  • February 1, 2023 / Vol. VIII, No. 3: melancholy farewell to the PBS NewsHour's Politics Monday feature, recommended commentary on trans issues, indictment of a former FBI agent with links to a Russian oligarch, department of speculation and rumor and more…

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