My name is Arthur Mednick. I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am a sculptor, a writer and a Dockbuilder. I am married to the woman I always wanted. We have three boys on purpose, two dogs by mistake and a small row house halfway between the park and the cemetery. I began writing about my sculpture as a way of better understanding the work. The more I wrote the more I wanted to write. These essays are about places, the people in those places, the objects surrounding those people and the forces at work that connect the parts.

The essays that begin with “Hey Drew ” are, not surprisingly, written for my cousin Drew. The twist here is that Drew has been in a coma since the day he entered the hospital on July 4th 2011. Drew’s condition is updated on a site called caringbridge.com. On that site there is a Guestbook where visitors can leave well wishes. Apparently well wishes are confined to putting you in someone else’s prayers and sending good energy. There is only so much of that language a person can tolerate. I figured to raise the content bar a bit and also provide the family with a little something to read to Drew from a fellow family member. These things tend to take on a life of their own and the following stories are the result.

Post Script:

Drew did eventually die, after 310 days in a coma, on the 8th of May, 2012. I can’t think of a reason I shouldn’t continue to write to him.

6 Responses to About

  1. majorbedhead says:

    I don’t know if it’s something you’d be interested in, but I’m an editor at IndieInk.org and we are always looking for new people to participate in our weekly writing challenges. You have such a great voice and writing style that I think you’d be a good fit over there. If you’re interested, check the site out and sign up for the challenge.

    I hope you continue this blog because this is some of the best writing I’ve read in a long time.

  2. arthurmednick says:

    i’ll definitely check out your site. thanks for stopping by. more to come.

  3. missgabb says:

    I eagerly await another story! These are so brilliant, in so many ways. Thank you and keep them coming!!!

  4. Your Muse says:

    I told you somebody would like your stuff guess who

  5. Benga says:

    I always loved the Hotte shoppe We use to go on fridays nites to flirt with boys

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