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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorialize This!

As we head into the weekend, I'd like to recommend that you all read the dueling op-ed demons of the NY Times today; David Brooks and  Paul Krugman, who have complementary pieces and who, unlike most weeks, are both on point. Expecially for Mr Brooks, this is one of those stand-out moments where he got enough sleep, took his meds, and stopped fantasizing about platonic ideals as seen through the lens of abstract expressionist conservative wingery.

Also, a nice and concise description of one of the primary reasons I have never, ever, really understood why people get all up in arms over the idea of same sex marriage (h/t Sullivan, yet again). It's a Jewish thing: on par perhaps with the early humor of Woody Allen (cf. Take the Money and Run)

And now: the sun is out, the sky is blue, it's May, it's May, the lusty month but not for long so turn off your computer, go out into the sunshine, and enjoy being alive. OK?