What is this?

this is the home of The Beachcomber.

these are the ramblings of a confuséd individual.
that some might call poetry.
that some might call Benjamin.

care to comment and Ben shall be grateful for it.
if you should rather sit and appreciate
that too is fine and dandy.

thanks for coming.



  1. Phoenix · January 3, 2007

    I appreciate – and I comment. Thanks for writing.

  2. zaphodfreek · January 3, 2007


  3. Brian W. Osborn · January 5, 2007

    Thanks for reading my pointlessbanter and I do have a Chuck Palahniuk book, but I’ve never read it. lol. I’ll have to give it another go now. Good words 😉

  4. zaphodfreek · January 5, 2007

    Good good.
    And Thankee very much.

  5. luciavandyke · January 8, 2007

    for the kind words about my poems.

  6. vesper · March 6, 2007

    question: are you in The United States? i’m trying to organize my blogroll. 🙂

  7. zaphodfreek · March 8, 2007

    Republic of.

  8. vesper · March 9, 2007

    awesome. sorry about that. i didn’t think you were, but i left you there until i found out for sure! no offense! 🙂

  9. zaphodfreek · March 9, 2007

    None taken.


  10. raeofsunshine · October 2, 2007

    hi friend, I’ve been looming around your blog today. it’s quite amazing. I hadn’t realized Pointless Banter was gone… sad. very, very sad.

  11. zaphodfreek · October 2, 2007

    Oh yay!

    I know, tis a real pity.

  12. matt · October 15, 2007

    I just stumbled upon this site… i am very happy i did. Thank you.

  13. zaphodfreek · October 15, 2007

    No worries.
    I’m glad you did.
    It’s nice to have people read.

  14. bibomedia · February 27, 2008

    Have a nice day !

  15. michaelm · March 22, 2008

    will be by when I can spend a bit of time.
    Thanks so much for the link.

  16. raeofsunshine · May 23, 2008

    I found Brian Osborn’s poetry on myspace:
    it’s got the old and the new.
    yay! he didn’t disappear!

  17. opoetoo · January 3, 2010

    that some might call poetry.
    that some might call Benjamin?

    Where does poetry end and Benjamin begin.
    When you find that place call me and I will map it for free!


  18. zaphodfreek · January 3, 2010

    I certainly will opoetoo.
    But it’s a very fine line indeed.

  19. Holly · June 3, 2010

    Recently answered questions on ‘Rhapsody’ which was featured before as an unseen poem on the leaving cert, absolutely loved it. Studying a combination of Boland, Yeats, Kavanagh, Longley and Rich yet ‘Rhapsody’ is very much the most simply beautiful poem I have ever read. Came here to search for more of Ben Zinman-Bright, really hope I find some.

  20. Madvanthi · January 18, 2015

    Lovely poems. Do you mind it if I use them in my blog (epicbloggingnow.wordpress.com) on my Monday weekly series called ‘Powerful Poetry’…with citations, of course?

    • zaphodfreek · January 18, 2015

      Go for it

      • Madvanthi · January 19, 2015

        Thanks a ton! Will send you a link as soon as I’m done! 🙂

  21. Madvanthi · February 24, 2015

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