L. R. Laverde-Hansen

L. R. Laverde-Hansen
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Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.
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Recent pages by L. R. Laverde-Hansen

The following sets of rhyming couplets are a reaction to these times.
After decades of talk (and nearly as many of delays), a subway line reaching more of the residents of the Upper East Side, is opened to the public.
Because we are witnessing the reality show known as the 2016 Presidential election, it might be hard to think there is a dire warning--and lesson--coming from it. But there is.
On Wednesday, March 30th, I attended a morning rally for Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
One of the biggest votes is coming up on the 2016 election calendar, and one wonders if it will get the media coverage it deserves.
Snowstorm Jonas has come and left the City. Thoughts and ruminations on the recent blizzard.
Wikinut has issued the greatest changes in its contributor policies since its inception. What follows in one contributor's immediate reaction to those changes.
This is a collection of sayings I made in the past ten years.
I've decided to move on to other things in my life. I doubt I'll publish again here for some time. All my best to those keeping on the Wikinut way.
On Friday, September 25, 2015, I went to Central Park in New York to see the motorcade procession of Pope Francis. Here is my first-person account.
This was a poem I wrote for a UNICEF-USA benefit event for Haiti following the earthquake in 2010.
On Monday, September 7, 2015. I took a trip to the Museum of Modern Art too see some exhibits about to close. Here is an account of that.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, I was invited to be a featured performer at the Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Event at the Three-Of-Cups Restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan. Here is my account.
This is my review of the recent documentary about the life of the late singer Amy Winehouse.
Since this past June, China's stock market has fallen greatly, losing around 30% of its value. China looks like it's headed for a massive economic crisis.
In 1995, downtown poet Phillip Giambri, wrote a piece called, "What the Hell is Love?" On Thursday, June 18th, 2015, I will be joining his ongoing series based on that work. Here is my personal essay attempting to answer that question.
This verse is about the dichotomy between expectation and experience.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, David Letterman taped his last show at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Here is a final review of the man's career.
In New York City, there is no shortage of amazing things to see.
This is my brief, snap-shot reaction to comments about the recent events in Baltimore.
On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce her candidacy for president. Here is my unqualified endorsement of the former Secretary of State and Senator from New York.
Last week was a court hearing for Adele Sarno, an 85-year old Italian-American grandmother, who is in danger of losing her New York apartment.
Here is a poem written in 2005 about life and enemies.
Famous fashion designers, apart from creating the most beautiful things that people wear, sometimes say things still more outrageous than their clothes.
Crowdfunding has been the Internet's answer to traditional fundraising. But lately it seems to be the treatment for a variety of social ills.
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