So, I wouldn't call myself an "environmentalist" unless home decorating counts. I think we've got some serious issues with regard to refuse, litter, polluting our waterways and thus, our water. I'm one of those people who believes that the planet is actually "greening" and greener, that is, that there is more vegetation, more green forest... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC8EmPA6H6g I said somewhere before that I think a lot of this type of music, it's rock and roll but it is decidedly on the metal side when contrasted with, say, the likes of Springsteen, is in many ways the new classical. The precision guitar playing, the clean vocals, an obvious skill level here these... Continue Reading →
If you've never seen AMC's post apocalyptic series "The Walking Dead", and you think you might want to check it out but, you don't want to know anything that's going to happen on that show, STOP reading this post right here. I'm going to speak freely about this television program as one who is completely... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3IejTzFqL0 The Shape of Water, 2017 Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy Written by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Directed by Guillermo del Toro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote. What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may... Continue Reading →
I've dared to look upon the stars in wonder, in awe, and dream. I've dared to think for myself and challenge that thinking, to question it, to ponder my own existence. I've dared to believe in love, to hope, to have faith. I've dared to write poetry only that my voice might find you listening... Continue Reading →
This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you're still making changes, that means you're still learning new things.
Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use... Continue Reading →
So, I thought of an analogy for what being a writer sometimes feels like to me. It feels like being on another planet that very few other people have ever been to. They have their ideas about it, they have their assumptions, some of them even have these wonderful fantasies as to what it... Continue Reading →
It can be difficult to keep one's philosophy strong in the middle of a storm. Oh, I do know that. I really do think and believe that things work out the way they do for a reason. Right now, I'm having a moment of being exceptionally grateful, one of those "Thank you, God" moments.... Continue Reading →
Strung out on perfectionism and people pleasing. BOOM. ( Anne Lamott write up at Brain Pickings) I read this article/interview of Ethan Hawke the other day and how he's still taking himself very seriously. His attitude about it being that if he's taking himself seriously, at least that's one person. Katharine Hepburn said, "If... Continue Reading →
An Ode to the Hollow April 2013 We were both So much more beautiful when we were younger. Which begs the question, of what is beautiful in middle age... I think To be ourselves, us... I look at these old pictures, we were beautiful. But there is none of the art of who we... Continue Reading →
the only advice ever for dealing with jackasses is to ignore them. even when you end up in tears, don't give them that either. sometimes easier said than done. sometimes dealing with jackasses temporarily turns you into one. get up. go on.
Greetings and salutations! The end of summer approacheth... We've been incredibly busy, doing all kinds of things that have needed to get done, some things that have to get done. You know how it is when it seems like it's just chores all the time. But it's one of those things where it really isn't... Continue Reading →
Not quite an aside, though this sounds plain enough, I don't want it to sound terse, if you don't like something, don't read it. Don't watch it. Don't eat it. Don't drink it. Don't ingest it. If you don't like something, do not partake of it. The other day I picked up a book to... Continue Reading →
The Starlight Deluxe is an imaginary diner, there might be a real one somewhere, but this made-up one, is mine. For a while I dedicated a second webpage to it. In the last few days, it's a place that's on my mind quite a bit, one that I've drawn several ideas from for the books/projects... Continue Reading →