So, yeah, a… don’t know where to begin. I haven’t read the “Green New Deal” in its entirety, but what I have read of it is, on the surface of it, is terrifyingly ridiculous, and that is the point of it. The “Green New Deal” calls for […]
Damn the Torpedoes
Last December, while out running errands, I took a picture of a local Christmas Tree lot. Every year for I don’t know how many years, just before Thanksgiving, the temporary fencing would go up around this empty, corner, lot. A real old-fashioned kind of affair with twinkle […]
During the fall months of 2008 and on into 2009, and on for a while, reality slipped away from me. Amid the avalanche of dissipating solidity descending into complete confusion and chaos of thought, I threw more than twenty years of writing, of work, into a cauldron of […]
Some things are beyond our control, some things aren’t.
Crime Stories and Noir. Let’s get the Bogarting out of the way. The Big Sleep, 1946 Howard Hawks directed, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler, which I’ve read and enjoyed. The running time on this one is just under two hours. It’s plot heavy, and it is […]
Rumble Fish, 1983 Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Diana Scarwid, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, Vincent Spano, Nicholas Cage Written by S.E. Hinton Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Streets of Fire, 1984 Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, […]
There were others, they brought me flowers, but this one was different. He brought me a perfectly dissected frog, put it in a little shoe box, wrapped a red bow around it. He wanted me to see what one should look like, dissected properly, plus it saved me […]