Monthly Archives: June 2011

Best books so far in 2011. . .

I’ve read a fair amount already this year and hope to make my way through many more tomes before the end of the year. So many books so little time. Here’s a list, by category, of the best books I’ve … Continue reading

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Origins

As with any artistic endeavor (or craft, if you will) there’s a point at which one can look back and see the beginning of the adventure. For me, I always enjoyed writing, even in school. In grade school I used to … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Master

I’m inspired by Ray Bradbury. Not for his prolific output, which has been prodigious over the years. Several hundred short stories, novels, screenplays, plays, poems, and still it continues. Not for his imagination, which explores the outer reaches of imagination … Continue reading

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To E or not to E. . .

So how many of you out there have Kindles, Nooks, I-Pads or Sony Readers? Do you use them a lot? I’ve been a pretty die-hard fan of books and have hundreds around the house. One of my favorite things to do … Continue reading

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Reflections in 8mm

JJ Abrams new film, Super 8, opens in a few days. It’s a film I’ve been waiting to come out for some time. Steven Spielberg is the producer and Mr. Abrams has said that Spielberg’s early films like Jaws, Close … Continue reading

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Dear John

Many of us (most?) don’t write letters anymore. E-mails suffice. And not that you can’t correspond via e-mails. I just wonder if e-mails create the same connection that letters do. I think of the letters of Robert and Elizabeth Browning; letters … Continue reading

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