WRESTLING ELEPHANTS

By Jamie Brisick

ON THE STREETS OF CHINATOWN, NYC…

July 1, 2011

ME, THE NIGHT, MY COMPADRE RAYMOND…

June 29, 2011

POLICE, PRIESTS, POLITICIANS…

June 28, 2011

A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME

“Waves are the ultimate illusion. They come out of nowhere, instantaneously materialize and just as quickly they break and vanish. Chasing after such fleeting mirages is a complete waste of time. That is what I choose to do with my life.” - Miki Dora

June 27, 2011

A CHRONOLOGY OF MY HEROES

June 25, 2011

DO YOU THINK I’M A LOSER?

June 24, 2011

STORY IDEAS

On the sidewalk in front of the Eugene Lang College at the New School I found a piece of torn-in-half notebook paper that read as follows:

STORIES I’M PLAYING WITH:

LIKE A CORKSCREW TO MY HEART
(about the night Dad walked in on Mom having sex with our next door neighbor, the divorce, the move from Portland to St. Louis, my lame ass step mom, my dog’s untimely death, BMX accident, the sorrows of working at Plaza Frontenac, Rebecca’s going away party, etc.)

YOUR ASS, MY DESSERT
(about a hand that reached around, made a subtle adjustment, and changed this 24-year-old boy’s life)

THE 572 WAYS WE NEVER MADE LOVE
(about an unrequited crush during my junior year in high school)

MEMORIES THAT SMELL LIKE GRANDMA’S SEVEN LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE, WASHED DOWN WITH DR. PEPPER
(a chronicle of firsts: first home run, first make out session, first camping trip with Uncle Frank, first cigarette in the alley behind Taco Bell, first break-in, first ass kicking, first 30-days at Central Michigan Correctional Fa—

June 21, 2011

POSITIVELY EAST VILLAGE

June 19, 2011

THE SURF SKATE CONNECTION

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