I’ve been busy these past few months learning about filmmaking, especially the writing side of things, but also about the audio recording/sound mixing side. Most of that learning came via Wicked Window Productions‘s latest film, Resurgence. This was presented at the 2013 Action Film Challenge. It’s about 15 minutes long, and received nominations for Best Actress,… Read more New Film: Resurgence
New year, new me. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? Anyway, the title says it all: we (by which I mean my beautiful wife and I) are going vegan. Mostly. At least for a little while. Frankly, I don’t know if it’ll stick (she loves beef, I love fish), but we’ll see where… Read more Going Vegan
A friend was over here this past weekend. At one point we were looking through pictures, when we stumbled upon a few which made us both take notice. They’re pictures of me from about 5 years ago and pictures of me now. I know I talk a lot about my weight loss, but this made… Read more Before and After: My Weight Loss Progress
Dear Internet, I’m planning on finally joining the 21st century and buying a new gaming console. Let me rephrase that: I want to buy a new not-almost-strictly-for-kids gaming console. (I have a Wii and, frankly, I’m not all that crazy about it.) I still have a PlayStation 2 which I absolutely adore, and for which… Read more XBox 360 or PS3?
Here’s how can I usually create some intrigue when meeting someone for the first time: Them: “What do you do?” Me: “Oh, I’m a writer?” Them: “Wow, really?! That’s incredible. I could never write…” This works great, especially among members of the opposite sex. Were I not married, I’m sure this would have inevitably led… Read more You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly. Bravo!
Even as recently as last year, we unwrapped Christmas gifts first thing in the morning. As we’ve gotten older, “first thing” has come increasingly later (despite efforts to the contrary). Mostly, people want to sleep in. This year we start at noon. We’re waiting for the arrival of my sister. She decided to stay at… Read more Waiting for Christmas
Today I turn 11110. Wow. I made myself feel old. Let me try that again. Today I turn 1e. Better, although since most people don’t count in either the binary or hexadecimal systems, I suppose I should tell you that today, according to the decimal numbering system and Gregorian calendar, I turn 30.
It was a splurge. Not an impulsive purchase, mind you, but a splurge nevertheless. For the past two months, every visit to a nearby Barnes and Noble either started or ended with a trip to that section of the store where beautifully ornate but overpriced journals are kept, displayed in such a way that even… Read more Journal Entry
For a long time no one mowed the back yard. The grass grew and grew until it was almost as tall as me. Being four years old, that meant the grass was at most three feet tall, probably two, which is pretty high by most modern standards. At that time dad still hadn’t set the… Read more Tarzan Never Showed Up
I was in a park. I don’t remember much of the goings on around me other than being at the park, having fun and being agitated, a fun agitated, as if playing a game of hide and seek and always being “it”. Suddenly, I feel a hard punch at my arm. Did someone just run… Read more Midnight Love Taps