To bite or to bet, that is the question

If you haven’t yet read The Unbitten Elbow by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovksy, please do so here if you’re going to read the following piece. If you have no interest in reading the following piece, I still insist that you refer to the link above and read The Unbitten Elbow. The Unbitten Elbow is perhaps the third… Continue reading To bite or to bet, that is the question

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80 Books Rebecca Solnit Shouldn’t Talk About

Recently, Rebecca Solnit published a short essay in response to Esquire’s list of “The 80 Best Books Every Man Should Read”. The list itself isn’t great; it doesn’t list the best collection of authors and the tagline with each book degrades the text more than exalts them. I understand the need to criticize the list… Continue reading 80 Books Rebecca Solnit Shouldn’t Talk About

“I need to read that”

I. Last night my father and I watched Mulholland Drive together. Afterwards, standing at opposing ends of the kitchen, we fell into a conversation regarding the extent of interpretation one can carry out in regards to the film; and later in the conversation, in regards to paintings and literature. I’m not the biggest cheerleader for… Continue reading “I need to read that”

Aiming the arrow–why write

The other morning I started filling in/out an application. It never occurred to me that both those directions would be appropriate. Regardless. The application was for a writing mentorship. I wasn't particularly interested in it, but I started filling it with the thought that, "Hey, if I finish it, I might as well turn it… Continue reading Aiming the arrow–why write

Reading The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

The first time I read The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett, I took notes on my own experience for my Phenomenology Anthropology class. This was the end result:Reading The Unnamable            Even the name itself is initially daunting. As I look at the cover and the name, I trace the letters with my finger. I feel like I… Continue reading Reading The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett