Mark Budman is the founder and co-editor of Vestal Review. He’s also a former IBM engineer. Check out his patent for aroma sensory stimulation in multimedia.Born in the Soviet Union, Budman is currently working on a novel about Lenin running for president of the United States.
You other Pushcart nominees are starting to look like slackers.
I wonder if there’s a connection between Budman’s scientific and literary pursuits, and if that connection is, as I suspect, about the visceral, emotive triggers of sense and memory. Smell evokes, and so does flash fiction. It’s a brain and gut thing.
And is it just me, or is the official website of the US Patent Office just a little sketchy? Better than Warren Buffet’s? I dread the day some BH successor decides it’s time for a proper site. My favorite part is the text that says “Official Home Page” as in, “no, really, we’re not kidding. Warren’s really, really cheap.”