Advice, Books, Characters, Movies, Musing, Writing

Fictional Real People

A couple months ago, I read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. Getting through it took quite a bit of effort, which was disappointing because it's the source material for one of the most interesting films I've ever seen: Adaptation.. I have mentioned Adaptation before, and like all dutiful book-lovers I try to read movie source material… Continue reading Fictional Real People

Life Update, Musing, Personal Story

At Depth

Hello. This is going to be a weird post. It is going to be a weird post because I spent this past weekend getting dive certified, which, when done in the Puget Sound, involves a lot of hauling around heavy things and swimming through really cold water while wearing clothing that doesn't like it when… Continue reading At Depth

Musing, Rant

This is Not the Zombie Apocalypse

Hey kids. It's ranting time. I don't really have a preamble for this, so let's go. Smart phone users are not zombies. Did you catch that? Should I repeat it? Smart. Phone. Users. Are. Not. Zombies. I have noticed an incredible tendency in both the social media and offline worlds to equate people who use… Continue reading This is Not the Zombie Apocalypse

Art, Musing

Great Artists Steal

Earlier this evening, I went to see a play at the Seattle Bathhouse Theater--a small community theater on Greenlake where tickets are by donation and the majority of the shows are put on by drama classes. This theater has a wonderful tradition of either commissioning plays to be written specifically for the acting troop in… Continue reading Great Artists Steal

Books, Musing, Rant

Get Off My Lawn

Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers! I don't know if I have said that yet, but I figured it was a salient point to mention first in this post. I think that Vonnegut is great, and I own like nine of his books or something. I mean, his stories have a tendency to… Continue reading Get Off My Lawn