Month: July 2018

Life

Exit Interview

I just finished reading Anthony Bourdain’s last interview. As usual, I agreed with some of what he said, disagreed with more, and was thoroughly entertained throughout. In any case, there is nothing here to suggest a man on the brink. When a celebrity commits suicide, we tell ourselves that they […]

History

Bernard Lewis

“A book by Lewis was translated into Hebrew and published by the Israeli defense ministry. The same book was translated into Arabic and published by the Muslim Brotherhood (unauthorized). “In his preface to the Arabic version, the translator said, ‘I don’t know who this author is, but one thing about […]

Life

Anthony Bourdain

“I like building things. I like making things. I liked making plates of food. I was a very happy dishwasher. You know, the plates went into the dishwasher dirty and they came out clean every time. And that felt good.” – Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018

Art

George Romero

“My stuff is my stuff. Sometimes it’s not as successful as some of the other stuff. But it’s my stuff.” – George Romero, 1940 – 2017

Poetry

On the Frontier, You Do as You Must

If you have a code, Johnny Completely, best to keep it in your poke. Cause if you’re fixin to stay above snakes, you’re gonna have to make smoke. And then when you finally bite the ground, tell Pete he’ll have to adjust. Cause rules may be just daisy for the […]