Rich Goss's Blog – March 2012 Archive (3)

How I Got Into Opera (To be published 10/12 in Transformation Magazine)


My story shows how one day can change your life—one minute, one quick decision in a few seconds.


My girlfriend, Suzanne, and I were strolling up Broadway in the early ‘60s when JFK was president.  A kid growing up in a tough neighborhood in NYC in those days had to be pretty macho and street smart to avoid being picked on and pushed around.  It was something you learned pretty quickly on the streets, without ever realizing how or why it was happening.  But my “one of…


Added by Rich Goss on March 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Favorite Lines From Mirror Reversal



His father was a venerable and respected police officer who never took a bribe except when he needed money.


“… mankind can be defined as ‘a peculiar ape infested by meme complexes!’” 


‘Fifty dollars for fellatio and a hundred for coitus.’  I gotta write that down so I can use it on the muckety-mucks from Connecticut.”


“What’s a skinny ass like…


Added by Rich Goss on March 13, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments


 When we study science, in particular evolutionary biology, it becomes pretty evident that humans were the result of purposeless and random forces of nature.  We are not what natural selection had in mind because there is no mind. 

So instead of attributing our existence to some patriarchal god, let’s take it for what it is: It just is.  Like the old song says, “Let’s live and laugh at it all.” 


You can lead a hog to a pigsty but you can’t make him stink.  (From the…


Added by Rich Goss on March 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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