I am a sixty-two-year-old white male of English and Irish descent. I have a genetic disposition for acne, baldness and depression. I am taller than average and slender. Clothing rarely fits me well. I was lied to as a child and things were done to me that should never be done to another human being. …
“Design as Art” by Bruno Munari is as insufferable as it is inspiring.
My full name is Eric Benvenue-Jennings. I was born Eric Jennings but I added Benvenue when I got married. My wife, Pam, did not change her name, which was a wiser choice. My hyphenated name has created a lot of minor annoyances so I usually just go by the original version. I sometimes write under the name Erwin Dink.
Kolkata is larger and more populous than Hanoi. And dirtier. English seems to be more widely spoken here and, while most of the Vietnamese I encountered were friendly, the interest and enthusiasm the people of Kolkata express towards me is intensely moreso.