A sketch of a bigger picture I. The Order of Things Flatland is a fascinating book. A 19th century a novella set in a fictional two-dimensional world populated by shapes. […]
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth… You are born, as most people are, to two parents. A mother, an Israeli artist who once sang in the choirs of […]
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Life is movement, change, flow. As living things, we crave it. There are many types of flow, some more real, some less. Consumption creates unreal flows. Buying things, using substances […]
I went on a date last week with a poet — dollar oysters in Highland Park. I’d mentioned I’d recently moved back to Los Angeles after a number of years […]
“A vital person vitalizes. The world is a wasteland.” — Joseph Campbell I. On Heroics Since reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces last winter, I have been thinking a […]
A made-up story about made-up people. You’re biking north. Date night. You’ve been seeing Yael for a few weeks now. Every date after the first has been at her apartment, […]
I recently read The Hero With a Thousand Faces while on a visit back home in Los Angeles. It had been sitting on my shelf for well over a decade, but […]