Greetings. I´m one of the post-production crew at VM Productions but otherwise a poet who knows it like Brodsky did. My hometown is Berkeley, CA, the land of protests, free speech, late 80´s punk that isn´t really punk for most people and a lot of other random things. However, one day Europa told Berkeley to look behind it; Berkeley fell for that old gag and when it turned back around my heart was nowhere to be found. So now I live in Prague.
More information on my poetry can be found here: beyondnorcal.wordpress.com.
Whenever I am not furthering globalization by teaching English, my other job, I love engaging in discussions about big ideas over a glass of microbrew or red wine, be it Cote du Rhone, Bordeaux or one of the several red wines of Piedmont. I love languages and speak German, Polish, Czech and French in some form or another. In the world of film my new favorite film maker is Andrei Konchalovsky and the subject of mythology, especially Greek and Norse, interests me to no end. But most of all I enjoy reading literature in translation, especially Central and Eastern European authors. All-time favorites include John Steinbeck, Franz Kafka, Nikos Kazantzakis, Mikhail Bulgakov and of course the Master of Petersburg, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Regarding Hurley, the realistic side of me wants to think that he was merely done away by the Russian mafia. After all, they are a bunch of ruthless and relentless bastards who aren’t just about to let things slide. But then again, a body would have been found by now. All bodies show up eventually. Like Roberto Saviano who brought the actions of the Neapolitan Camorra into the light, it may well be the case that Hurley is incognito somewhere, using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to keep any money he has safe and publishing his writings under a variety of pseudonyms that have no discernible relation to one another. Given his degree in Computer Science from no less prestigious a place as the University of Southern California, he could very well be living in cyberspace for all I know. Which would also explain the arguably “subtle“ cyber attacks VM Productions has recently faced. Where the cult fits into all this, I can only speculate. Perhaps once he was digitized into cyberspace they wanted his blood as a reward for their assistance? Anything is possible.
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From The Heart Foundation
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(805) 984-0098 caroleleedean[at] gmail[dot]com
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