Is It Impossible for Modern Writers to be Considered Intellectual?

While writers bear a certain amount of self-deprecation, self-doubt and self-loathing, they also possess a fair amount of ego. After all, what could be more egotistical than thinking your thoughts, feelings and life experiences are of value to other people? That being said, there seems to be something challenging about …

Why New York City is the Worst Place on the Planet for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been with people who grew to hate me. But before that I also experienced the mushy, sentimental side of love—the hand-holding, the promises of never separating, the actual desire to never separate So I feel pretty objective about the dual reactions a person can have to Valentine’s Day. There …