Letters to the Editor

Re: A Streetcar Named Infinity

Dear Frank,

In the last issue of Southern Cross Review, you include your story about a man hearing Rudolf Steiner in Prague, before serving in the German army and being killed in the First World War. In fact Prague, like what is now the Czech Republic, was in the Austrian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before 1918. Such a man would have been killed in the Austrian army during that war. (It was the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia which launched the 1st World War).

Best wishes,

Michael Friedjung

Re: Conspiracy Theorists


I read through your web page. I had an disagreement with a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Personally, I have a very difficult time believing it. However, they seem to bombard one with a whole lot of 'facts.' Whereas, I merely have an opinion. Do you know of any other websites that provide any facts to dispel the common arguments used by conspiracy theorists.

The only case I could make was based on my limited experience with an airport van service I worked with, called Flight Line - serving the Boston/Logan airport region.

One of the guys I trained with said he picked up one of the pilots all the time, and that he dropped him off at the airport the morning of 9/11. He did not come back? How would he have gone along with it? 

The conspiracy theorists have their various explanations to get around this reality, such as the one mentioned on your site. 

Anyway, I didn't know if you may know of any websites that dissect and rebut some of the common assertions made. Thanks.

Geoffrey Breuder

See: Debunking the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories [Ed.]

Hey Frank,
I like your streetcar story - the construction, the time and place and gender switch and the return of the fey. Not to mention the tragedy of young men dying in wars. Thanks!

Gaither Stewart,

Re: Was Darwin Wrong?

If you don’t like my poetry it’s your loss. But I'm writing this because I read the incredibly dense and silly article, "Was Darwin Wrong?" by Don Cruse. One of my submitted poems, “Dawn of the Second Dream”, (below) addresses the Cruse article head on. The poem is good; the article is nonsense.

Richard Fein


Sometime between Australopithecus and Homo Sapiens,
the soul insinuated itself into the flesh
and roused half-humans from
their dreamlike existence.
In a language of grunts and protowords
almost humans named this being
New words were quickly invented,
sacrifice, prayer, ritual, afterlife,
and the most difficult of all to utter—
Sometime between Australopithecus and Homo Sapiens
forbidden fruit was eaten and Cain killed Abel.
Somewhere in a forest, savannah, or swamp
groggy eyes were rubbed as primeval humans
were nudged awake by a serpent’s forked tongue
into a waking nightmare about a lost Eden.

Hmmm. A matter of opinion, I guess. [Ed.]