Everything ebbs and flows. Interests wax and wane. Seasons change. Things are shaken up and settle down again for each of us in our brittle, safe, enclosed snow dome worlds. While I wasn't blogging for a while earlier this year, I poured my spare time and energy into drawing. It was a way to not think about … Continue reading Holding Patterns
This is what some people thought about TV in 1976. I quote it because it speaks to me today and I suspect it may to others. You're television incarnate...Indifferent to suffering; insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality. War, murder, death are all the same...And the daily business … Continue reading Dealing new illusions?
Chances are, you, like me, had never heard of the Vaquita Porpoise until recently. If you have, it's because there are now less than 100 in the wild. We humans think we own this joint, and that we've conquered it. Humans describe it in terms of our economies and resources. But most of us barely know it. It's … Continue reading At cross porpoises
I've had a fascination with myth and myth making and recently watching Lincoln (2012) directed by Steven Spielberg, got me thinking about it again. If the United States has succeeded at one thing, it has succeeded in the mythologisation of its history, even to the point where those myths are exported to the rest of … Continue reading Review: Lincoln + myth making
Sir Christopher Lee has passed into the West and into legend. His long career and abilities are now being examined far and wide by those who worked with him and those who admired, his many, many, films, amidst his other accomplishments. What I've found interesting is the focus on how he spent much of his … Continue reading A Summerisle not forget
The internet is full of stuff. Kitten videos, for instance and memes. And things not including kitten videos (?). And reams of advice for writers sometimes also including kitten videos. Frankly, I'm tired of being advised by sometimes well-meaning, but ultimately advertising driven content churners presenting lists of ways to make my blog sound like Buzzfeed. … Continue reading The 13 and a third times advice amazingly recommended writing like Buzzfeed!
There are many things coming up I want to see and read. The problem is that the previews and news about them are so far in advance I may miss them later when I have forgotten my current excitement. Damn the invention of the NOW GENERATION. It's great I can see previews for films set … Continue reading The problem with previews