Monthly Archives: January 2011

Indulgent Interview: Because I Ask Myself the Best Questions

Me1: Thank you for granting me this request. Me2: Thank you for allowing me to talk about myself. Me1: Always a fascinating topic, if I can say so… Me2: You most certainly can, and you’re telling me. Me1: Yes, clever; … Continue reading

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Why One Should Always Talk to Foxes: The Little Prince

One of my favorite cartoons growing up was based upon, well, one of my favorite books growing up: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. A whimsical book that can be read at a number of different levels, the story … Continue reading

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Townes Van Zandt: Whiskey Son of Sorrow

There is only one Bob Dylan, and his name is Townes Van Zandt. I first happened upon Townes while a burgeoning grad student in ‘01. His lyrics resonated with my two fifths of bourbon a week habit. (Yes, I was … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Pinball Machines Gone?

While waiting for my water to heat up for my oatmeal this morning, I scanned the weekly slick, American Profile, which comes with the local paper. Two curiosities: a Korean Christian comedian from Tennessee (“South Korean”—ha ha) who specializes in … Continue reading

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Milk of Mercy

One of the most dizzying pieces that I have ever read is Walker Percy’s essay “Bourbon,” most easily found in his book Signposts in a Strange Land.  Reading this essay will provoke the trifecta of mind, heart, and soul to … Continue reading

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World Getting You Down? Go to Your Room. What Can the Hikikomori Teach Us?

The most recent issue of Adbusters features an article by Roland Kelts that, while interesting, fascinates me more in regard to what it does not develop as opposed to what it does. In “What’s Wrong with Being the World’s No. … Continue reading

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