Q & A in the land of transitions

by Alioscha on October 26, 2010

Bess, you is my woman. The fan blades absurdly turn, while winter continues outside, the coffee shop’s nutty air following its orders. This shop has no internet, I found out too late. But for all intents and purposes, I am alone too. Bess, is not actually my woman, you know? My woman is gone to […]


The rainy season is upon us…

by Alioscha on October 25, 2010

The rainy season is upon us, the people under the skies and the pathos of Vancouver Island. There is really only two seasons around here: the drier, tempered few days we call summer and the unending years that constitute each winter. The light dampens, the spirit sinks and the plants first get sickened by rot […]


El Cervantes & My Father

by Alioscha on October 24, 2010

My Father, Alberto Wainer has written a short history of the Teatro Nacional Cervantes, (Buenos Aires; Argentina). It has been published in its own website http://www.elcervantes.org. I highly recommend it if you read Spanish. Using the history of  T.N.C. he explores the trajectory of Argentinean Theatre in general and – by extrapolation – its tangled […]


Laughter and love

by Alioscha on October 22, 2010

“There had been a girl who had laughed with him, the laughter deep inside her throat…” Clifford D. Simak – A Choice of Gods. Laughing, we are told by Hans Ruesch in his book “Top of the World” (that I knew a long time ago by his Spanish title “El País de las Sombras Largas”; […]


How will this all end up?

by Alioscha on October 21, 2010

I fantasize about suicide, I fear heart attacks, cancer, acts of agression or simple accidents. Yet I still ask myself constantly “how…?” and “when…?” as if the question didn’t actually mean “why would I ever…” – after all, I am the dreamer. I am scientific minded, you could say. I do not meant to imply I […]