The First Poem I Understood As A Child Was About The Inevitability Of Death

Long before Fight Club's memorable utilization of an unnamed narrator - long before, as we're talking 1845 - there was, printed with revisions in The New York World, a short story called Ligeia; written, ostensibly, by a man named Edgar Allan Poe. Ligeia, the eponymous character, is a beautiful and intelligent woman, at least as seen through the … Continue reading The First Poem I Understood As A Child Was About The Inevitability Of Death

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How To Break Your Own Head, And Why It’s So Much Fun

I have had the pleasure of residing in a homeless shelter for the past week or so - and though there's some irony in that statement, I wish also (primacy of respectful humulity!) to emphasize an equal amount of graciousness. With that as the preexisting stage of the drama of this post, I'll move on … Continue reading How To Break Your Own Head, And Why It’s So Much Fun