Tag Archives: pisherke

NOT WHAT YOU THINK–Being Yourself Isn’t as Easy as You Always Assumed

Dear Friends, Adversaries, Acquaintances, and Strangers:                                              (I believe that takes in everyone.)   This is a journey in search of identity, which sometimes isn’t what we think.   We begin in New York […]

HOW THE WOLVES REMINDED ME OF MY CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY (rev.) My Voyage on a Stream of Consciousness

  I’m watching a documentary about wolves. The narrator calls one of the wolf packs The Jets, which of course makes me think about West Side Story, where a gang called the Jets sing: When you’re a Jet, You’re a Jet all the way . . . From your first cigaret To your last dyin’ […]

The Power of Blogging (or Something)

This week Google kept sending those who look up the word “pisherke” to a blog post of mine, https://gardnerspeaks.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/how-the-wolves-reminded-me-of-my-contribution-to-literary-history/ – and then I got the new New Yorker yesterday – it comes late to my home. In the post I quote Norman Mailer’s first mother-in-law calling him a pisherke, and I mention that my mother […]