Where’s My Apocalypse, Dammit?!


Unless Macho Man Randy Savage (RIP) was the only one worthy of being raptured, it looks like I’ve been misled once again in my lust for Armageddon. I swore they’d never break my heart again, but sure enough. Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in! I guess I’ll have to hold out hope for 2012, but heaven help me, I don’t know what I’m going to do with all this canned pineapple.

My fellow Atheists had the right idea, though, devising plans to rescue the orphaned dogs and cats of those who were raptured: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/pets/2011/05/19/2011-05-19_atheist_business_vows_to_rescue_pets_on_may_21_in_case_of_rapture_owners_ascend_.html


Ivan Turgenev: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

First Love and the Diary of a Superfluous Man (Dover Thrift Editions)First Love and the Diary of a Superfluous Man by Ivan Turgenev
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Turgenev’s “The Diary of a Superfluous Man” is a clssic of emotional and psychological distress, and despite being a century and a half old, feels like it was written last week. Timeless, beautiful and tragic. And being Turgenev, it features an awesome duel!

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Bete Noire Magazine

Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted, but the semester has kept me away from the blog. I’ve got a few updates to report in the coming week, but for today I would just like to announce the publishing of my photograph, “Forgotten Key,” in Bete Noire Magazine.

I’ve worked with many publications both journalistic and literary, and Bete Noire is one of the most professional organizations I’ve encountered. Great pub, great people. Now in its third installment, I’m excited to watch Bete Noire grow in the coming years.