Walking the Hemingway

Posted on February 17, 2009 - Filed Under Books, Everything and Nothing, Writing | Leave a Comment

I could write an entire post about how good a novella The Old Man and the Sea is, but the Pulitzer Prize committee has conveniently done that for me. Suffice to say that reading Hemingway is like living a lucid dream, as ideas leap off the page into your head. And they stay there, like ribs […]

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Movies: Coraline

Posted on February 12, 2009 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Movies, Writing | Leave a Comment

If you roam the streets of the East Village, you might not even think there’s a recession gripping the country. It was only the middle of the week,but the restaurants were filled, people walked around Union Square Park with steaming cups of Starbucks, and there was a nice-sized line in the theater to see Coraline, […]

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Vay Kay in the Sunshine State: Prologue

Posted on November 27, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography, Writing | 1 Comment

At 4 AM, my alarm unceremoniously summoned me to the world of the waking. As I massaged my eyes, willing my legs to come alive, I asked myself: “When you’re unemployed, isn’t every day a vacation day?” I was going to indulge the writer in me, writing a protracted monologue about going on vacation, taking […]

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Short Story: Memories of Hazey Jane

Posted on November 20, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Writing | Leave a Comment

I won’t try to speak for all writers, but sometimes I do think that story ideas are literally a dime a dozen. Most days they invite themselves over, emerging from the recesses of your mind, making themselves home in your consciousness while you’re doing something else – reading another book, watching a movie, listening to […]

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Quick Pick: Warrior of the Light

Posted on November 15, 2008 - Filed Under Books, Everything and Nothing, Writing | Leave a Comment

Two years ago, I finally got to reading a book everyone told me I ought to read – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, the bestselling Brazillian author. It was a short, but deeply moving tale with hard-hitting truths that belied its simplicity. It was just as well that I read it then; as a soon-to-be […]

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FW:FW:FW: Things Girls Don’t Realize About Guys – THE TRUTH

Posted on November 13, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Writing | Leave a Comment

My friends, we live in a time of utmost uncertainty. The internets are rife with information that is incomplete, half-true, or just plain wrong. Take for instance, an e-mail I got this morning while I was wasting time on Twitter looking for another job. The subject: Things girls don’t realize…Take NOTE. Looking at the headers, […]

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What’s the Artist Got To Do With it, Anyway?

Posted on October 26, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Music, Writing | 1 Comment

Not too long ago, I wrote a love letter to Roving Hearts, identifying Waltz for Koop as a gem within the world of nu-jazz (or whatever you want to call it) -seamlessly sampling decades of jazz to produce new classics that, note for note stand alongside their predecessors. I still consider myself a Koop-a Troopa […]

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Nick and Norah – Two Kids, One Mixtape, And a Crazy Night in NYC

Posted on October 9, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Movies, Writing | 1 Comment

So – after passing the above poster in the subways all of last September, and much protracted curiosity and anticipation, I finally got to see Michael Cera’s new film – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, about a pair of quirky teenagers who connect by means of serendipity, the chaos of the Big Apple, and (most […]

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How Much Are You Really Getting Paid?

Posted on October 7, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Work, Writing | Leave a Comment

Every working man (or woman) has a reason for being at his/her current gig. Some (like me) find it an interesting intellectual exercise. Some are truly passionate about what they do, especially if they’re freelancing, or starting their own shop. And of course, there’s always the pleasant smell of a few green ones in the […]

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Work/Life Weighed in the Balance…

Posted on October 3, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Work, Writing | Leave a Comment

A little under a year ago, when I first joined my development group at Lehman Brothers (I will shout that name from the rooftops, now that they’ve gone the way of the dodo), I hit it off with one of my then colleagues. She was friendly; as witty as she was clever – an absolute […]

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