Month: May 2017

A Very Short Blog More Than Likely Leading to Another Blog Later

Just a few quotes as I’m writing a short story about a vampire, and hoping to be done by the end of this week along a new coloring, but I’m realizing the story goes where the story wants to go. I equally like vampire…

Book Recommendation: The Cuckoo’s Egg

I had recommended this book before in a previous blog before I even finished it, but I don’t think I had shared it on my Facebook or LinkedIn page at the time so here it goes again. This is one of those books where…

Movie Recommendation: Away We Go

Produced: Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon, and Marc Turtletaub Directed: Sam Mendes Written: Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida This is a dramedy directed by Sam Mendes. The person responsible for directing the hit movies American Beauty and Road to Perdition. Away We Go is the…

Movie Recommendation: Argo

Produced: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov Directed: Ben Affleck Written: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman I saw this in the theater when it came out in 2012. Argo was the kind of film that really had you at the edge of…

I’m Awake! Are you?

I’m burning the midnight oil and messing up my sleeping pattern.  I will need to get back on track before Wednesday.  Good morning everyone because this is good night for me.  More will come later… I hope.

Hollywood Screen Legends and Those Missing in Action

The lack of diversity in Hollywood has been on my mind off and on the last few months. The whole debacle of the “White Oscars” and the unfortunate mistake of naming La La Land as this year’s Best Picture, which I think was an…

Book Recommendation: Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves is an autobiographical story about Adeline Yen Mah.  It explores the hardship she endured while living with her father and stepmother. She was born into privilege, but like many girls born into Asian countries, there were cultural forces that sent her reeling…

Book Recommendation: Serendipity Series (for Children)

This is a little departure from my normal book recommendation.  It might be because I’m getting to the age where my perspective on life is changing.  I’m also doing some good old fashion reminiscing of the days past.  The books in this series were…

My Life = Write, Read, Color

It’s been quite a while, eight months, since I’ve colored anything of significance.  I managed to color two designs for two different relatives until I screwed up the one I really wanted to get done.  I then dropped the frame on the floor, denting…

The Hollywood Trend of Remakes and Reboots

There’s a Hollywood trend going on: the rebooting of long past television franchises and remakes of films already recognized for their great acclaim. I have no issue with this, but what does open my eyes is the sloppy decision making along the process in…

3 Book Recommendations

These are three radically different books as you can probably tell because of the authors.  Palahniuk has been listed as a “nihilistic writer” although he rejects this title.  He is most famous for his books Fight Club and Choke, which were both made into…

Write Dialogue Better? Sure, Why Not?

I think one of the hardest aspects of writing is the dialogue. I’m currently reading a book with an enthusiastic ten fingers in the air. It has some good, solid advice in it. It is only 135 pages long so it won’t be a…

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