February 2012 | Issue #3


  • Where Music Ends And Life Begins…
    Editorial - "Tell me what music you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.". This article draws parallel between the music and life.


  • “Sisyphus” by Yuri Alexandrovich Nikitin
    Fiction - Legends tells of Sisyphus, the first king of Corinth. Having seen his cruelty and trickery, the gods condemned him to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill; but before he could reach the top of the hill, the rock would always roll back down, forcing him to begin all over again. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word "sisyphean" as "endless and unavailing, as labor or a task". This is how his story is commonly understood. But here is a different take on Sisyphus’ legend…


  • “Childhood Books” by Michael (Misha) Shengaout
    Poetry - “Childhood Books” poem took seven years to write and ended up being a song on a progressive rock album. It started as an attempt to translate the ballads of a legendary Russian poet and singer named Vladimir Vysotsky (Владимир Высоцкий). Vysotsky ruled the hearts and the minds of Russians throughout the sixties and seventies. Unfortunately, his own heart stopped beating too soon – he died in 1980, during the Moscow Olympics, at the age of 42.

Books Like "If"

  • Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
    Book Review - What makes a man decide to "make one heap of all his winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss?” Perhaps we’ll never know the answer to that question, but many men, as well as women, have courageously rushed in where angels fear to tread seemingly all for the thrill of adventure.