I went to Brown to study math and philosophy at the usual age. Spent a year at Oxford and traveled on holidays.
Worked in New York for a few years, where I was proud of my friends, my apartment and my bicycle. Subscribed to book reviews, joined a boxing gym, gave money to public radio. Became something like a grown-up.
Lately, I've moved to Pittsburgh to start a PhD program at CMU. I don't know anyone here really. Hoping someone can help me like the place.
"... When taking pills, be sure
to know what they are. Avoid cholesterol. In conversation
Be understanding and witty, in order that you may give
Comfort and excitement at the same time. This is the
high road to popularity
And social success, but it is also good
For your soul and for your sense of yourself. Be supportive of others
At the expense of your wit, not otherwise. No
Joke is worth hurting someone deeply. Avoid contagious diseases ..."
(Some General Instructions)
Père Goriot, Molloy, Lucky Jim, Herzog, The Third Policeman, À Rebours, Under the Volcano
Phil Larkin, Hart Crane, Frank O'Hara, TS Eliot
Neil Young, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Lou Reed, Stravinsky, Liszt, Satie