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The Iceman Bummeth

Of all the positions in all the wide world of sports, one stands alone with the dubious distinction of being the loneliest: that of the ice hockey goalie. All goalies […]

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The Unfortunately Fortunate

One of the most serious dangers in economic downturns such as these is turning a blind-eye to the neediest of cases. As usual, the hardest hit group of all has […]

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Post Modern Woman

As a post modern woman in new millennia America, I often find myself wishing, willing even, that there were more than twenty-three point four hours in a day.  Time is […]

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Philosophical Foreplay

The woman in my bed was such a dollface.  So unlike the women I had been with before.  She had a subtle beauty, one that would look good in extreme […]

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The Topography of an Audience pt 1

From the stage, it’s never boring figuring out what type of audience you‘re performing for.  Audiences are limitlessly fascinating.  They’re living organisms.  They may act as a whole, but like […]

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Michelangelo Was A Hack

It is easy to forget when looking celestially at the dizzying brilliance of the Sistine Chapel’s intricate ceiling  that Michelangelo was, at one time, a complete and total hack. At […]

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The Memory Chip

“How do you remember all those words?” It’s a question civilians often ask of actors.  And the basic answer, save snorting ginkgo biloba on a daily basis, is “brutal repetition”. […]

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You Asked For It

Whenever you produce a play, you can be sure there’ll be a confluence of conspiracies awaiting you prior to opening that will insure the maximum amount of stress and anxiety […]

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Plenty More Fish In the Sea…

Of all the multitudinous living organisms in the phylum cordata, none are quite so fucked as fish.  Scientifically, the entire species is toast for several reasons. The sad thing is, […]

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I Me Mine

(Originally published in Elmore Magazine) It was somewhere between the birth of Napster and credit default swaps– when the rest of our understanding of how markets work went out the […]

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Wanderlust

What’s most essential about cities like Manhattan, Paris and London are not their endlessly variegated tiers of high and low culture, their multitudes of peopledom, or their architectural majesty.  Those […]

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Re-gentrified

As modern as it may feel, the current all–too-trendy invective against the gentrification of certain New York neighborhoods is almost as old as the city itself. E.B. White complained about […]

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The Whole Wide World

It was far too many bits for any one brain to process.  It was the entire information age exploded inward, swirling like some three dimensional Rorschach lava lamp broken open […]

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My Creative Genius

People often ask me, “How do you do it?  How do you continually create such timelessly inspiring oeuvres of sesquapedalianism?”  I laugh, sometimes to myself, because in truth, there’s really no […]

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Before the Corridor

It was January 2000 and America breathed a collective sigh of what-ever at the undevastating non-effects of theY2K bug.  For months prior, the algorithm had been fear-mongered onto every front […]

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Easy Tiger

Maybe you can be of some help here.  I have a wonderful, handsome, on-his-way-to-wealthy single friend I’d love to set up with a cute, smart, deserving young woman who wants […]

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Review: Criticising the Critics

There’s nothing quite like being reviewed in the city of Manhattan. Whether it’s art, food, theater or design, the reviewers in this town pride themselves on never being impressed.  They […]

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Stream of Consciousness

From Unequalibrium, inspired by my toubab, Luke Q.   If you’re finding yourself depressed, but not clinically, locked in a myopic worldview, or simply unappreciative of the fact that you’re […]

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When I Was Your Age

Are you ready for bed yet, kitty cat?  It’s getting late, so be a good girl and climb into your jelly pod.  Grandpa wants to talk to you about something… […]

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