Thursday, August 31, 2017

I'm on a List!

I've long assumed that the only list I'd ever get to be on is the one the government has created of people who whine on the internet about its hegemonic nonsense. But given that said list includes well over half the country (and most of the rest of the world), it's nice to have recently made it onto a much more exclusive list.

That's right, possibly-fictitious-internet-people, the Austin Film Festival has placed me on its list of 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017. I met a fair-few of the others on that list at AFF last year, and let me tell you they're a fantastic, super-gifted crowd. Check 'em out at THIS LINK.

Friday, May 26, 2017

photo friday

The little wooden hummingbird I hung outside my window has been caught by vicious spiders and flies no more. Another pointless tragedy.

Ha, ha. Just kidding.

Everybody acts like hummingbirds are the most wonderful birds in the world, but they're terrifying. Imagine the day when the hummingbirds go berserk and decide they want to take our eyes. Could we stop them? Not a chance. They'd blind the world in a matter of hours.

I'm glad the spiders caught this guy. Makes me feel like we have allies.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

This is not a Political Post

This small, multicolored spider has strung its web from my still-up Christmas lights to the ivy growing on the outer wall of my home. Spiders perform a vital service, keeping insect populations down. Even without their humanocentric utilitarian purpose, spiders are beautiful and amazing. I could wax eloquent about spiders all night.

Instead, I will just say that life is precious and you shouldn't just kill it because you're stronger, and can. You should care for life, because it is beautiful and it is all we have. 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Insane Times

The most frustrating thing about living in these insane times is the number of lovely, kind-hearted people I know who don't (won't?) see how absolutely nut-bonkers everything has gottenthe degree to which so many good things in this world are under serious threat.

Threat-level awareness hasn't done me any favors, that's for sure.

The first thing I did after the election was get horribly, uselessly depressed. Then I banged out a feature length script called RETAIL, an off-the-wall bit of catharsis that'll pretty much for sure never get made. I felt better while writing it, but it didn't break me out of the question that's been pounding my brain since November, jamming me up creatively: 

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Christopher John Album!

My buddy Chris (formerly of Canadian hit-maker band Stabilo) has finally released a new solo album entitled The Pretty Leaves are Following Us.

I've been listening to Chris's music for a good long while, and I love it! I think you will, too... but (yay, internet!) you don't have to take my word on that. Just go listen to it HERE ON BANDCAMP and then pick up a copy. My favorite songs from the album are "Stop Running," "Don't Know What to Do With Myself," and "Real World." Support indie music! 

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