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“Don’t Say That”

I once described myself as a geek to a lady I was working with. She reached her arm across the desk, patted my hand and said “don’t say that, I think you’re a very nice person”. From the comments section … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 Uncategorized

We Want To Be Fair

A genuine motivational poster from 1924, as shared here.

September 2, 2013 Uncategorized

If You Could See What I See, What I Feel

Holy crap. From the Guardian: Trees burn as firefighters continue to battle the fire, which has encroached on Yosemite national park. Both beautiful and utterly terrifying. Awe-inspiring and horrific.

August 26, 2013 Uncategorized

“Never Tell Somebody What You’re Writing Because Then You Won’t Write It Down”

This comes from Kai, my wife, who produced the film. She [quotes from] Rio Grande: ‘Get it done, Johnny Reb.’ It’s like, don’t make excuses. There aren’t any anymore. If you’re talking about it, you should be doing it and … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 Writingthoughts

“Some Critics Think These Aren’t Serious Questions”

The idea, I told her, was that the critic’s great calling — beyond reviewing movies and putting them in a wider context — was to stir the reader’s interest in learning more, and in so doing, deepen the relationship between … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 Writingthoughts ,

We Should Always Remember To Laugh Knowingly at Horror

She hit all the right checkboxes to get this crowd all jazzed up: Obama teleprompter jokes, White House tour cancellation jokes, jokes about her sex life, drinking a Super Big Gulp of Soda, gun talk, religion talk, a heartland twang voice, … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 Uncategorized

Rock and Roll Will Never Die

Life during Primal Scream’s druggiest period must have been a constant stream of surprises. When I tell them that it’s hard to imagine a rock’n’roll band sitting down to write certain songs on More Light (the sprawling River of Pain’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 366 Songs

“Oh… So You’re Also a Student Then?”

It’s tempting to point to this and just say “This,” but that’s a little too reductive. Instead, I’ll say that that strip is a wonderful summation of the weirdness of not only being a freelancer, but being a freelancer who … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 Writingthoughts ,

What Does The Troll Want?

Is the troll engaging in bigoted speech in order to call out, and therefore subvert, genuine expressions of bigotry? Is the troll attempting to make a larger claim about sensationalist corporate media? Is the troll merely a racist or misogynist … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 Writingthoughts

A Pox On Your Sales And Your Novels!

[I]f you fail to keep our promise, may other writers anticipate your plots, may your publishers do you down in your contracts, may strangers sue you for libel, may your pages swarm with misprints and may your sales continually diminish. … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 Uncategorized, Writingthoughts