September 13, 2008
|About Matt Kressel
Matthew Kressel realized upon his Saturnian return that his
right brain was being neglected. Prior to that time he had
invested most of his days writing computer programs and
most of his nights being awakened at all hours by petulant
pagers in order to insert tiny bits of logic into mindless,
blinking, calculating machines so that the human race
wouldn't have to stop its endless grinding and bustle and
think for a moment about where this incessant activity might
be taking them.
His right brain had sat patient all that time, sneaking in a
few poems, some drawings, and a story or two here and
there. But his left brain wouldn't have it.
So one day his right brain initiated a rebellion. Matthew took
up guitar playing and drawing and writing all in the same
year. His left brain didn't know what to do; it fought back
with threats of financial ruin, of insanity, of ever more late
night fits where it tried to insert its tiresome logic into a
world that would not become less ineffable merely because
humanity made feeble attempts to quantize the universe
into something known.
And since that time, though his left hemisphere oftentimes
resists his bursts of creation, he has published several
stories, started the speculative fiction magazine, Sybil's
Garage, and has completed a novel. He also sometimes
writes music, though he won't play it for you unless you ask.
(But what about his drawings?)
Writing takes a lot of time, but if you ask nicely, he might just
let you see some of his old stuff.
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