"Horsemen of the Sands" Review

“Horsemen of the Sands” By Leonid Yuzefovich Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz 232p. Archipelago Books. $16 Sometimes it’s better to just stick with appetizers instead of gorging an entree. The appetizers’ size allows (forces) you to manage how much you are eating. Plus the flavor doesn’t grow bland by the fourth bite since there are only two or three bites max. Also the … Continue reading "Horsemen of the Sands" Review

Less Important Things That Happened on My Birthday: A Few Tragedies, Jokes, and Jokes about Tragedies

It’s your birthday and we are all compelled to make you the awkward center of our unwanted attention. Try to enjoy it. – A birthday card A few crotchety old men have told me that my generation only cares about what has happened in their lifetime and ignore the rest of history. The arthritis ridden finger waggers have a point. I imagine everyone in my … Continue reading Less Important Things That Happened on My Birthday: A Few Tragedies, Jokes, and Jokes about Tragedies

"It’s Like a Conversation in Your Head—I Swear I’m Not Crazy": A Few Podcasts to Recommend to Your Friends Against Their Will

No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener. An arrow never lodges in a stone: often it recoils upon the sender of it. – Saint Jerome in a letter to Saint Augustine, the OG unwilling listener Is it possible to be a college student in 2018 and not subscribe to at least 3 podcasts? Can you even walk into a coffee shop and not … Continue reading "It’s Like a Conversation in Your Head—I Swear I’m Not Crazy": A Few Podcasts to Recommend to Your Friends Against Their Will