Welcome to The Twaronite Zone. If you read my essay “My Family the Mineral,” perhaps you’ll understand why I named it that. These days, I’m chiefly a writer of poems and essays. Throughout my work there’s a strong vein of the absurd, for that is where I live. A framed quote by Albert Camus hangs over my writing desk: “The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.” Keeping this in mind helps me put things into perspective and enjoy the ride on this wonderfully weird merry-go-round.