I enjoy calling it the present continuous. We are united in it, independent of time. For instance, now, when we are together, here. Now. And how about now? Now as well. The unchangingly changing moment, so uniformly varied.

Benji Knewman Vol.11

I could have made a cheap sushi bar or a parody of an Italian restaurant without an Italian cook, but I guess it’s my nature — I want to do things that I enjoy. Life is too short to waste it on pop.


Soviet communal living has finally ended, the knowledge of Russian in Latvia is no longer a given, and it is really difficult to imagine how it would be possible to translate “Говорит Mосква. Московское время 19 часов 30 минут. Начинаем передачу ‘Театр у микрофона…’”.


Here’s an idea for checking your account balance. Ask yourself: “What do I want to buy?” If you have no ideas at all, you must have money in your account.


I think that in the afterlife I will have a chance to think about all the things that now I’m forced to put aside.


Bilingual (English / Latvian) with a side of Russian.
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248 pages.

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Life that
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Benji Knewman is a man, around 43 years old. He’s trying to be genuine, and it seems he sometimes manages. Just like his grandfather who used to say: “Ben, how you spend your day is how you spend your life!” Currently Benji Knewman is more everywhere than anywhere. Mostly on the road. He’s still in search of his own perfect day. While looking for it, he curates a biannual bookazine telling stories about people who don’t pretend and who can simply be. Covering a myriad of vocations and lifestyles, as well as geographical locations, they’re living proof that you don’t have to be conventional to have a good life.
In the end, everything is going to be great.