Essay · Rudimentary Philosophy

On Hearing Notes Composed in Mourning

I attended a concert of classical music this evening. The final piece, “Ode to Lord Buckley,” composed by David Amram, was written after the death of the titular entertainer. Amram knew him well. What follows is a scant account of the performance’s sublimity, composed by myself. The saxophonist scoops notes penned in memoriam and hurls… Continue reading On Hearing Notes Composed in Mourning

Fiction · Short Story


A few nights ago I entered my apartment building listening to some music on my iPod. It wasn't loud to the point where I was about to blow the wee speakers out (which happens way too often), but Mozart's "Symphony #25" was all that was audible. Now, I consider myself to be a safe person. Growing up in a… Continue reading Ear-buds