Errant hairs, or: Beard trimmer

An American sentence: He trimmed his beard before and after rinsing off, pruning errant hairs. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading Errant hairs, or: Beard trimmer

Beard

WIKIPEDIA: Beard is a slang term describing a person who is used, knowingly or unknowingly, as a date, romantic partner (boyfriend or girlfriend), or spouse... to conceal one's sexual orientation... especially used within LGBT culture... I've been feeling conceited about my beard lately. This post will only serve to bring my shallowness to light, but vanity has long defeated me. Ah,… Continue reading Beard

The skeptic’s kaddish for the atheist, 30

Last week, I laminated a copy of my parents' wedding invitation, which I found in my Babushka's apartment (my mother's mother) after she passed away in late September. She was gathered unto her ancestors less than three months after my Papa (Blog #8). A day or so later, it happened that my aunt gave me my Dedushka's (my mother's father)… Continue reading The skeptic’s kaddish for the atheist, 30