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The Literary Mule

The Literary Mule Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I The Literary Mule, Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I The Literary Mule is a series of poems, prose, folklore, and short stories, that I have taken from different places, some foreign, some local—a record of creative ideas and influences. Taken by ways of observations and experiences, then documented in a journal to be smuggled as written pages for books and on stages for performances. This transfer of culture from traveling and experiencing Read more [...]

¡Guns n’ Arepas! (A Miami Concert Story)

¡Guns N' Arepas! Chaz Parito looked at his watch then his phone while at a stop light. Both indicated that it was six o’clock. He was late for his first date with a girl named Rica Diego, a high school senior from Central. Chaz, a high school senior from Sawgrass, met her at a book fair two weeks earlier in Miami. His plan was to take her to dinner at a Cuban restaurant in Miami. Then see the Guns N’ Roses concert at the Miami Marlin’s Baseball Field. However, the plan had peeled away Read more [...]

Christan Gatto: A Composition of Travel

Christan Gatto: A Composition of Travel

A compelling review based on the sole question: What is your favorite book?

Cure, routine, rendezvous or collision, the rhyme of travel is sublime. But you must forgo these concepts and the common area in which you reside. Ride, ride, ride somewhere to the fissures of foreign tableaux.—D. Martini

A month ago I had a conversation with a dear friend who is a teacher living in the mountains of Colorado. It was about having a favorite book. From his repertoire Read more [...]

In the Lanes of the World: Paris, France

A Walk along La Seine                                              By Christan Gatto, Travel Writer

There was a time when I traveled to many metropolitan cities around the globe; for these cities, I studied travel books to prepare my day trips with cultural coordinates…

“Bonjour, Je voudrais une baguette et le café, mercie.” I said to the cashier for my order at the café, using my basic French lingo from a guide-book. She smiled and gave me Read more [...]