Forms of Meditation That Are Not Mediation: Lessons from New York

A character in Jonathan Letham’s Motherless Brooklyn describes mediation as sitting and thinking about nothing without falling asleep. Awake is a higher form of consciousness than asleep, but thinking about nothing is a challenge. I have attempted it on the metro and each time ended in failure; like an infant in a car or an elevator,Continue reading “Forms of Meditation That Are Not Mediation: Lessons from New York”

New York, You’re Perfect, No Please Don’t Change a Thing – Review of Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

For the past decade we have been living in a post-apocalyptic moment. We have read about it in Cormac McCarthy’s satisfyingly nightmarish The Road, danced to songs about the planes that crash into buildings, “always two by two”, and smiled at those knowingly sing of our demise. The post-apocalypse, you see, is only ever anContinue reading “New York, You’re Perfect, No Please Don’t Change a Thing – Review of Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart”