Monthly Archives: May 2013

Haha, Suffering

“Look, man, I’m a college dropout. What the fuck do I know? I’m just saying, you don’t have to be a genius to figure out that humor is connected to pain.” – Todd Hanson [The Onion Editor], in And Here’s … Continue reading

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En Route: Traveling as (Un)raveling

It’s stories’ fault. For as long as I can remember, I’ve endowed solitary trips–via bus, train, airplane, what have you–with a particular sense of anticipation, of wonder, that has never really come to fruition on any of the actual trips. … Continue reading

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Crying Over Spilt Rilke

“You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves … Continue reading

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Inaugural Space Jockeying

“Begin to forget it. It will remember itself from every sides, with all gestures, in each our word.” – James Joyce, Finnegans Wake The other night I attended a staged reading of an obscure stage adaptation of Finnegans Wake. It … Continue reading

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