Monthly Archives: September 2012

Life Block

It’s similar to writer’s block. Allow me to explain: I’m currently plagued with a sort of writer’s block in both my writings and my music compositions.  It’s not that I don’t have any ideas – on the contrary, I do, … Continue reading

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The Cult of Happiness

I remember back in middle school when I thought I understood the meaning of life.  Such is the naive hubris of young teens.  When I got to high school, I realized I had been wrong the whole time, and I … Continue reading

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Not being an Ass

Allow me to take you back to the days of me being an asshole.  In other words: high school. Specifically, let me speak of my turning point.  It was after graduation, and I was spending the summer in France with … Continue reading

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The Girl and the Elevator

Let me tell you about a romantic escapade of mine… It was springtime in Los Angeles and I had decided to take up running – a decision I frequently make and often regret.  Upon returning to my apartment after a … Continue reading

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Space and Meaning in “Cosmos” by Gombrowicz

(disclaimer: may contain spoilers) For those of you who aren’t familiar with the author Witold Gombrowicz, he is considered by some to be the greatest 20th century novelist nobody knows.  I’ve had the (mis)fortune of reading three of his novels … Continue reading

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Five reasons artists should appreciate sports

Growing up as someone who valued academics and performing arts, I had always harbored a wee bit of resentment toward sports and athletes.  Perhaps this resentment arose in high school where I found injustice in that athletic departments are given … Continue reading

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