We are now weathered by the damning knowledge of years;by the shift from blind confidence to grim, pragmatic understanding.Now, we counter the disappointing and inevitable with doomed longing for all outcomes to defy the proof of experience despite our familiarity. In the past, in the blissful ignorance of youth, I always thought I was and [...]
When most claim to prefer originality; that they enjoy the anarchy of free thought and new ideas, what they really mean is they just have an entirely different set of rules which are just as limiting as any other person’s ideas of what is “good” and what is not. Listen as they explain their preferences [...]
A friend of mine, Scott Willson, is in the midst of reading my new novel and traveling from Phoenix, AZ to Philadelphia, PA. He is taking the book with him so that he can finish it on the 5 hour flight to PA that Andrea, Ari, and I know all too well. Being the thoughtful [...]
Please help me share this part of my book with anyone who may need it: I wanted to share this part of my new book with everyone, at no cost, so that it might reach more people. I realize some of you just aren’t into reading and some of you purchased my novel just to [...]
How much you know or learn is not a measure of your depth.
Depth resides in remembering and empathizing with who and how you were before you knew what you now know; before you learned how valid or invalid what it was you believed and giving the same respect to the limitless versions of what you could have been or could never be. What you know is simply not as important as your willingness to understand the things you do not.
I want to teach my daughter to be a free thinker, to question authority, to be self actualized and independent. I also want her to brush her teeth and go to F$@&ING BED at 7:30. I think when I say to her, “Ari, I’ve read you 6 books, you had two glasses of milk, we [...]
Every so often, not nearly often enough, I try to consider all of the things I’ve done, choices I’ve made, paths I’ve chosen for the better or worse; all of the terrible and wonderful bullshit which has built this life and those which have chipped away at its meaning. I consider the irrational and grounded [...]