"It's really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They're right. I did some extremely foolish things; I'm the first to say it. And they've left me in jail and alone."
So begins one of the most compelling, emotionally charged, and affecting novels you are likely to read this year.
As I near the end of the first draft of my new novel, working as hard as I ever have in my life, I sometimes have to take a pause and recharge.
NBA playoffs. Constant music (Keith Jarrett solo, this Friday! Fifth row, keyboard side!) Constant politics (NYT, LAT, WSJ, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, Drudge, Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, Real Clear Politics, etc.) Intermittent Howard Stern.
And I go back to my masters to help me find explanations for current phenomena.
On today's Republican party --
"Nothing is more dangerous than active ignorance." – Goethe
On today's America --
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it's the day-to-day living that wears you out." – Chekhov
Watch my award-winning short film Lunch With Louie
everyday THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ... Tolstoy ... the new New Yorker and the new New York Review of Books
Deezer! ...Howard Stern and Thom Hartmann always... lots of COSI, lots of KEITH JARRETT ... ... too much Pandora (but I made a new Children's Indiestation) ... and tons of Van the Man ... and more BRUUUUUUCE than usual!!!
MSNBC and Fox ... Rick Steves' Europe and SEINFELD(comfort watching) ... Turner Classic Movies... and the struggles of the Lakers and the Clippers