The air inside the house was stuffy, and thick with the smell of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches when I returned from my all-too-brief outing into town. It was always nice to get away from him, though, even if it was just to check the mail. “Hey man,” said my roommate of forty-three years, six months and two days as he walked a treadmill … Continue reading A Little Less Conversation
A) “The pen is mightier than the sword.” B) “Talk mins action equals zero.” My answer is A. Action on the part of the speaker is not required in order to effect change. Talk is everything. Words are everything. Words can alter the beliefs and of the masses, which translates to action. Words are the impetus behind all action, in fact. Words can either instill … Continue reading Which quote is correct?
The Man With My Face(1951) This was a fun little flick about a guy who… well, the poster says it all. I got curious about filming locations, particular this old Spanish-looking castle by the sea. Turns out it’s called Castillo San Cristoball, and is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Constructed In 1783! How ’bout that? See, Idk about you, but this is the kind … Continue reading Classic film binge
Pictured left to right: Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, Kevin Stitt I hear all this high-minded feelgood talk coming out of some of our politician’s mouths about all the things they’re supposedly doing for us. How they’re looking out for small business owners and “essential workers” promising to “keep everyone safe.” Cut the shit, alright? You talk the talk and institute a lot of symbolic gestures … Continue reading State of Oklahoma to its citizens: “We don’t care about you.”
I’ve been watching (because it’s in my face and I can’t avoid it) this heated exchange between people who are gung-ho about opening everything back up vs those who want to keep everything locked down for awhile longer. You call these people idiots for wanting to go back to work, but from what position are you judging them? Are your basic needs assured? Are you … Continue reading You both have a point.
I sometimes have a hard time sitting back and being entertained by a book, movie or TV show. All I can think about the entire time is writing and creating. Even when I’m halfway paying attention, I’m still pausing to do random nonsense like this: However, I recognize the necessity of refueling one’s creative tank, and in that spirit I’ve been re-reading The Chronicles of … Continue reading Why do we gravitate towards things that are bad for us?
When I’m stressing, hard, I churn out memes to help myself process the situation. Usually, they’re Star Trek related. But not always. Clearly I take COVID19 very seriously, but laughter helps chase away fear. Continue reading Some coronavirus memes
The state of the world right now reminds me a lot of the state of the world at the beginning of my book Effugium: The Time Remaining, and I feel like Caldo making one of his blog entries every time I open this app. We’re scared. We’re uncertain. We don’t trust anything we hear. We can’t trust anything we hear. Death is in the air. … Continue reading An absolute nightmare
I love writing dialogue. To me, it’s so much easier than plotting and worrying about grammar, because I’m almost functioning as a court reporter–I’m simply typing out what the people in my head are saying. I sit back and let them take control. How do you step outside of yourself like that, though? How do you avoid making your characters into you? I make no … Continue reading I’m listening…