I am so vain, that after I have broken a good man’s heart and smoked half a bowl of weed, I am dazzled by the irony of strolling through frosty Lincoln Park at midnight while my college friend Safiya bellows operatic numbers beside me like a human gramophone. We are pretentious Northwestern students, high and mighty, reckless and ignorant and just a little bit funny. This is a scene in a...
Now more than ever, I find talking about my problems makes them worse.
For a culture that invented all those things and that made such a big deal out...– Chazz, a anonymous Chinese-American research subject in a 1995 language study by Adrienne Lo
Sometimes I find myself really in need of a religion.
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.– Ernest Hemingway (via writingadvice)
has hijacked my life for the time being. For the past several days, I have not been able to go to sleep before 5 a.m. because the paint would just beg to get smeared all over the place. Maybe it’s the excitement of value pack canvas. Maybe it’s the thought of those maddeningly bare walls in Sean’s apartment. In any case, I can’t stop. I don’t even make good art. I...
In response to your prompt for “a mouse and its quest for cheese”, a story of less than 50 words. Inspired by The Shorter Story, a blog which poses an interesting challenge. *** Fair Match At the scent of cheese, her whiskers straightened and she peered out of the crevice with big brown eyes. “Come closer,” he beckoned with a flick of his bushy tail, teeth glinting with...
Actually, Maimonides was caught on the horns of a painful dilemma. He was fully...– Understanding Rabbinic Judaism, from Talmudic to Modern Times by Jacob Neusner, who described Maimonides’ work as the “peak of medieval Jewish rationalism”
Mom and Dad
Approximately 20 years ago, my mom and dad were just a pair of clueless kids who assumed being grown up means getting married and starting a family. They still have no idea what the fuck they’re doing, but they’ve been pretty good nonetheless. Even though they tried being tigers early on, they’re rather liberal for Asian parents.They’ve always encouraged me to do what...
ohnewsroom: News Director: “Of course I’m doing it for the money. You think I’m doing it for the love of the First Amendment?” Reporters are the best kind of people.
This is another installment in the short story I’ve been working on. It’s an attempt to create a feel-good intermission in a tragicomedy. *** The day after being released from her duties at Wine and Dine, Mona did as any strong, independent woman would do and practiced yoga on her balcony before the rising sun. At eight in the morning, Miami traffic drowned out the songbirds, and the...