A Generous Man

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, April 10, 2019 “Throw away the fear. Leave the anger far behind you. Hope is near, This I pray. All I know, we are a one world people, share it now or throw it all away. We could share it now or throw it all away.” For the past 9…

Mindful Mosquito Healing

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 13, 2019 The mind can physically affect one’s body and manifest pain. This is something I experienced last month after a bout of severe anxiety that caused me to visit several different doctors in various hospitals. When I started feeling a pressure in my chest upon taking deep breaths…

Personal Planets

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, January 9, 2019 As we here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth are in the early throes of Winter, it is a time of dormancy, a time of hibernation, and a time of looking inward to the purpose of our lives. The trees outside have layed bare their branches,…

Staying Sane with Fincher

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, July 4 & August 8, 2018 Let’s face it: Being an extra on a movie or TV set is time-consuming. However, being an extra on a production that is being directed by a man named David Fincher is more than just time-consuming, its life-consuming. You see, back in 2006 while…

Last Days

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 13, 2018 & July 11, 2018 “Talk is cheap” and “actions speak louder than words”, that’s what my father used to say to me. I hadn’t really considered the meaning behind those cliches until just recently, when my dad passed away about a month ago. Has my life been…

Nutritional Deserts

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, May 9, 2018 I am constantly amazed at how difficult it is to find healthy, nutritious food in the city of Pittsburgh. Though city residents have access to a number of large supermarkets such as Giant Eagle, Shop ’n Save, Aldi, and Whole Foods, I always seem to find myself…

Music’s Resolve

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, August 10, 2017 Along the Darwinian road to harmonious probability, I encountered sterile white walls with padlocked protected doors. The silver elevator with mirrors reflected my temperament, while awaiting the rush of warm, stale air on the non air-conditioned seventh floor. The first time I experienced the seventh floor of…

Alarmist Rumors, Pessimistic Questions, and Dire Concerns

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, November 9, 2016 How do we stop the madness, restrain the anger, recognize unity amongst division, stop our fingers from frantically typing while our eyes tremble at the sight of hubris, hyperbole and heresy, and convince others that great promises could come from false prophets? While the righteous pray for…

Urbansugar

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, March 9, 2016 Remember that night on Bleecker Street last summer when you watched me devour a stale day-old cupcake from Magnolias at the 11th hour at a chess table? You weren’t the only one there. You both followed me on a late night summertime jaunt across lower Manhattan from…

Coffeehouse Savants

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 10, 2016 I was sitting in a coffeehouse surrounded by mostly women staring at screens. I was sipping my medium latte in one hand while my other hand clutched my smartphone. Why was I one of these people? I would have rather read a newspaper or sit on a…