Sometimes we miss the strangest things 

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Sometimes, we end up missing the strangest things. For example, yesterday, the Wife and I were going to lunch, and I mentioned that, “I really miss Borders.” As in the book store. Which is strange, because I was always a Barnes and Noble guy.  But I find myself thinking–more often than I’d really like to admit–that I miss the way …


Trying to Come Back Alive

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This post is mostly a note to myself. You’re welcome to read it if you’d like.  I’ll keep this simple: been busy, but that’s no excuse not to write. In fact, in what’s a bit of an ironic fate, I’m so busy writing that I don’t have time to write. Or rather, I don’t have time to do the upkeep …


Apps On Money: Financial Tracking Apps

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I’ve been looking at new ways to work with our finances, ways to make tracking information as easy and compulsive as checking Facebook or Twitter. Recently, my wife and I have turned to apps, testing to see what the best way for us to track our money. Note: My wife and I have completely combined finances. Whatever I see, she sees. …

Walt Disney: Triumph of the American Imagination

Disney on Failure

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Recently, I started to read “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination“, by Neil Gabler. The more I read it, the more amazed I am by the man. Not the company, nor the characters he built, nor the myriad films the Walt Disney company has produced (though I am, without a shadow of a doubt, a fan), but by …


Your Life is Yours

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs I’m not sure anything else needs saying. …


Pitching a film? Here’s how you prepare

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For the past 2 days, I’ve been immersed in film and film culture by attending the St Petersburg Sunscreen Film Festival. At the festival, I took part in what’s called a “pitchfest”, or a way for people to pitch to a bunch of studios at once. By “took part”, I mean, “sat back and watched others pitch.” Yeah. But given that …

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Confusing Truths, Forgetting Duty

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Sometimes I find it hard to justify writing fiction, because the real world is so much more intricate and intriguing than one person could ever imagine. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me. At times like that I remind myself that writing fiction is not reconstructing truth through verisimilitude. Writing fiction is revealing Truth by looking beyond what’s obvious. …


Closing My Windows: Back to Mac for Me

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“Put your money where your mouth is.” I live pretty heavily by that rule, mostly because it’s usually ends up satisfying some curiosity or another. In my case, I wanted to answer the question, could I really leave my Mac for Windows? The short answer: absolutely. However, doing so had its highs and lows. Despite these highs, however, I’ve decided …