Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cream of the Shady Crop

A portrait of the writer done by a coworker. Read more about it here.

A story of how I failed at adult life at the age of 25 and had to move in with my mother in Ohio.


Drunk Ivan laying around on the grass, thinking about love and watching the moon. 

A full text of my bitter and snarky online dating profile. 

A love song tossed at me by a mystery lady patron at a Chinese Buffet. 

A rather sad post about pain. 

Excerpts from a few goofy exchanges I had with ladies online: Women's Studies and Ask Nature.

An email I wrote to a special lady. So special that she is the only human I ever felt truly connected to in my adult life (family and close friends included).


Other notable posts:

A description of my depression and my personal philosophy for dealing with it. 

How I ran into a Korean pop star at a Walmart in Columbus, Ohio and bought him a cheap bottle of wine. 

My criticism of white men who unbutton the top of their shirts to look edgy. 

My friend Boris and I reporting that my neighbor could potentially be a serial killer to a suburban police department. 

This is actually what I consider to be one of my most well-written essays.

In conclusion I will just list some other posts that I think may deserve your attention.

Life stories:  

For all my political opinions on every land from the motherland to Egypt and back to the good ol' US of A click here.

I wanted to include some other posts but reconsidered when I realized that I might give off an air of a megalomaniac who started a list of his favorite personal writing and ended up including almost everything he ever wrote. So I shall stop here. 

I want to sincerely thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you gain something by being here.

Thank you and best of luck with all your endeavors.


  1. Thanks, Ivan; I wish you success with your great thinking-man's blog, and would welcome your work anytime you wish to write for me again. Still a fan of your stuff; keep on keepin' on.

    1. Thank you, Mark. I will definitely make another submission to your blog, it is a great opportunity. But I am waiting for inspiration to write a good post on Russian politics to strike again.

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