About Aeolus 13 Umbra

Write for the ages not for the wages. 

Aeolus is the Greek god of the winds. The number 13 is symbolic of bad luck. Umbra, from Latin, is the darkest part of a shadow. A loose translation is: “The Dark Shadow of an Unfavorable Wind.”
Aeolus 13 Umbra is a literary journal that reviews artistic, business, historical, literary, and scientific topics with an emphasis on their influences and impact, or the shadows they stand in and the shadows they cast. Various aspects of the human experience are also explored through essays, short stories, poetry, and multimedia content.
All content, unless otherwise indicated, is authored by G. Jack Urso.


  1. Dear Mr. Urso: I was brought to your website when I was researching Tiananmen Incident. There is a G. Jack Urso who picked up and recorded the broadcasting done by Radio Beijing in the morning of June 4th, 1989. Are you that Mr. Urso? If you are, I'd like to thank you for your work.

    1. Yes, That is me! Thank you for your kind words. I never thought I would still be discussing it nearly 30 years later.