Archive for December, 2012

My New Year’s Resolution for 2013

Perhaps the best thing that happened to me in 2012 was I said NO to being run over by a tank in Santiago, Chile. “You won’t get hurt,” said Mattias, “trust me, there’s enough space underneath the tank.” The invitation was at the request of the President of Chile, who earlier that year had put […] Read On…

I Want Less for Christmas

The worst ever was when I gave her two balls for Christmas. How would I know? I was in third grade. It was one of those things where you pick a random person in your class and you have to exchange gifts. Someone gave me an awesome gift. A globe of the moon, completely detailed […] Read On…

How To Create Your Own World From Scratch

“So we have this girl on the trapeze,” he was telling me, “and she’s beautiful. Every guy in the audience is falling in love with her. Beautiful face, great chest,  long flowing dress, and she’s doing these amazing acrobatic tricks on the trapeze while smiling at the audience.” We’re sitting in the Paramount Hotel while […] Read On…

10 More Rules of Writing

Etgar Keret’s house is only 4 feet wide but that’s all he needs. He’s also one of my favorite short story writers. I just finished his collection, Suddenly a Knock at  the Door. I can’t tell if he’s insane, a magic realist, someone who is constantly beaten by life and bad relationships, or simply a […] Read On…

Ten Reasons I Don’t Have Opinions

I’ve been burnt again. And then tied up and dragged through the streets. What’s the purpose of an opinion? To prove  I’m right? You’re wrong. I’m sorry if I did that. I’m trying to eliminate things. Not just extra material belongings that I no longer need or that I never really needed. But all the […] Read On…

How I Personally Saved the Global Economy And Why I Blog

Everything started when I personally saved the entire global economy in March, 2009. I was living on Wall Street. Directly across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. Everytime I walked out of my building  I’d see the enormous flag of the New York Stock Exchange, then I would see hundreds of tourists taking […] Read On…