After the alert popped up on my phone I sat for a moment in silence. The New York Knicks lost — again — this time to a rising Philadelphia 76ers team. The reality of the Knicks losing a game was not much of a shock; the frequency of losses to wins is what began to blow my mind.
Good writing is based on clear thinking, which is the hardest thing we have to do. It ís as plain as that. It’s hard to start to write because what you have to do is start to think. And not just think with the easy, up front part of your brain but with the deeper, back parts of the unconscious. The unconscious comes into writing in a powerful way. I don’t try to be a literate...
Matt Harvey is trying to work his way back up the Superhero mountain. Just three years ago he was the Dark Knight, lauded as a bulldog; a flame-throwing ace and the King of Queens. But since his final pitch in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, Harvey has tumbled off the crag with results more comparable to the The Riddler and The Joker.
I was 10 years old when my parents divorced.
We had two telephones in our home at the time, one in the kitchen and one upstairs in my parents room. One day, I went in my parents bedroom and picked up the phone. Instead of a dial tone I heard voices. One voice I recognized; it was my father. But the voice on the other end I didn’t recognize. I shouldn’t have, but I listened.