Meeting Minutes (3.14.21)

Attendance: The Deity, Leora Jasper, Dash Owens Location: Outside a bar on Grand and Park Note-Taker: Dash Owens The meeting opens when the three interlocutors met outside an unnamed bar in Prospect Heights, where they commenced the debate captivating many New Yorkers: in or out? After consulting google, the CDC website, a friend studying toContinue reading “Meeting Minutes (3.14.21)”

Meeting Minutes (2.20.21 at 3 p.m.)

Attendance: The Deity, Leora Jasper, Dash Owens Location: The steps of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza Note-Taker: Dash Owens [It was a chilly February afternoon, but the kind of beautiful winter scene where the sun illuminated the sleek ice and crusty snow lining pedestrian walkways. TD, LJ, and DO rested their feetContinue reading “Meeting Minutes (2.20.21 at 3 p.m.)”

Meeting Minutes (2.20.21)

Attendance: The D***Y, Leora Jasper, Dash Owens Note-Taker: Leora Jasper Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The Symposium creators met at Grand Army Plaza masked and prepared to make a full loop around the park. TD: I think we need to talk about Twitter. DO: Do you see where we are? It is a beautiful winter wonderland.Continue reading “Meeting Minutes (2.20.21)”

Unfinished (Chapter 6)

by Dash Owens “The inside of the library doesn’t match the outside,” Maeve mused as she moved up the Brooklyn Central Library staircase with Edward. Speaking still took time, but she found she had a lot more to say. It helped that she was shocked at the bare ugliness of a building she once esteemedContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 6)”

Unfinished (Chapter 5)

by Dash Owens The period between 3:30 and 6 a.m. was the trickiest. Few were watching television or listening to the radio or reading books during this time. Mary left for work around 6:15 every morning, and Maeve usually followed her. Sometimes Maeve got caught up with the insomniac or she discovered an early risingContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 5)”

More Readers, Fewer Writers

by Leora Jasper Mark Twain famously warned all readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to not search his work for motive, moral, or plot; individuals who trespassed into this forbidden literary territory risked prosecution, banishment, and execution, which are punishments I suspect the author Italo Calvino fantasized for his own readers. Italo Calvino createsContinue reading “More Readers, Fewer Writers”

Meeting Minutes (1.18.2021)

Attendance: Leora Jasper, Dash Owens, and The Resident Idiot Deity Note-Taker: Leora Jasper Location: Dash’s personal zoom room after the blundering Deity attempted several times to update and reboot Zoom on their computer, which led them to send pleading texts to the other two creators in attendance. Still unable to resolve the presumably minor problem,Continue reading “Meeting Minutes (1.18.2021)”

On The Deity’s Flagrant Incompetence

by Leora Jasper “What fresh hell is this?” I cried as I opened the most recent offering by this site’s resident Deity and foremost expert on intellectual piracy. After The Deity’s first post, I enumerated its failings in an unapologetic critique. I thought perhaps they would reconsider another submission to this site after comprehending theirContinue reading “On The Deity’s Flagrant Incompetence”

A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.15.2021)

by The Deity I play violin. Until a couple years ago, I said, “I used to play violin.” I thought my monthly crack of the case meant I no longer played violin. No one ever hears me play anymore. I make all sorts of mistakes. My fingers move slower than they did two decades agoContinue reading “A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.15.2021)”

On Brotherhood

by Leora Jasper I have thought often on what it means to be a brother. Brother, of course, is an outdated term. But it is a word central to the stories of Genesis. For me it means, in a deep down kind of way, being in community with others. When the world is created, GodContinue reading “On Brotherhood”