Memento

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posted Jul 22, 2017


  Forgive me, you must, for not remembering whether it was a ’60 or a ’61. The reason you must forgive me is that I loved that car. Not the first one, which was a year older…or was it younger? I really have no memory left for facts like...

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Declarations

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posted Jun 25, 2017


“Mom,” my sixteen-year-old daughter asked me one day, “did you know there’s a scale for sexual orientation, zero for exclusively heterosexual and six for exclusively homosexual?” A few seconds later she added, “I’m a three.” This was not news to me. She’d struggled quite openly for the past two...

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Essay Included in Read650 Event...

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posted Jun 25, 2017


E. Marmer | Free to Navel Gaze On June 11, 2017, I read my essay “Declarations” to a packed crowd at Sarah Lawrence College, where Read650 was holding it’s public reading event, “From A to LGBTQ.” Thirteen writers were selected to be part of the event, described by Read650...

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Besotted Alpha Males At Parties...

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posted Dec 19, 2016


Recently, I observed a fascinating phenomenon at a holiday party.  By “holiday party” I mean of course any party taking place in the month of December which isn’t tied to some other justification, such as a birthday or retirement. At this particular holiday party, the majority of the guests were couples....

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My Twisted Brigadoon

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posted Nov 28, 2016


Is a dream that recurs worth repeating? In my dreams I bike or drive all over New York City. Through the Bronx, where I spent the first 7 years of my life, and around Manhattan, where I lived for a time and know the best of all the boroughs. Sometimes...

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The Crap I Think Of!! Idea #2,479: What If Our Computers Are Already Self-Aware?...

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posted Oct 2, 2016


Many great and respected thinkers, including Stephen Hawking (I mean, c’mon!), are concerned about the possibility, and perhaps even the inevitability, that computers will become so powerful, so fast at making connections, that they will one day become self-aware. When that day comes, they fear, we will be dealing...

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