I read The Works of Guy de Maupassant by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Leo Wiener today because my father mentioned Guy de Maupassant after reading a short piece of mine titled “Intuit.”   No it was not in any direct […]

Z’s Artwork from High School (10+ yrs ago)
Google, Twitter developers discuss Consciousness & Technology

Sometimes a question is more important than an answer….   “Why am I on Twitter” has been evolving for me every day since I made my account. I have only been on Twitter publically since end of March, 2010. Prior […]

“A paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions, it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes.”— Søren Kierkegaard   So there I sat […]

Harper’s Magazine Names Zadie Smith as New Books Columnist   “I think a good book review is a place to meet a book on its own terms,” said Smith, “not as an ideological vehicle or an academic plaything. Often people think of […]

A poem from the collection First Stirrings by author David Weedmark. You can find him on twitter at @davidweedmark .   What She Said   In my final days of the city, choked with the sweat of the summer, I […]

I don’t need another muse strumming my  heart; I hear those sad songs in my solitude.   I don’t need a hunter lassoing my spirit; It’s hard enough to take flight.   I don’t need a detective poking at the […]

“We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. Nothing and no one is fixed.”  ~ Pema Chodron Mariana N. Blaser wrote Jealous? Hell, yeah! where she bravely confronts a feeling of jealousy after coming […]

Streetball: A Visual Love Letter To New York City

“Two-Nine”: A thank you letter to my friends on my birthday in April 2008. “Bud” Professor Bernard Hirsch who often went by “Bud” to faculty and students passed away in August 2006 when I returned from South Africa. I consider […]

Two Nine: A thank you letter to my friends on my birthday in April 2008. “The Ring”  As most of you know I wear a platinum ring of a lot of sentimental value on my little finger on my left […]

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