2019 Movies #26-50

15 Sep

Every year I set out to enjoy a minimum of 100 never-before-seen movies. Below is the first quarter of film viewed in 2019. In this cavalcade of cinema, just one film earned five coveted stars: Booksmart.

2019 Movies #1-25

4 May

Every year I set out to enjoy a minimum of 100 never-before-seen movies. Below is the first quarter of film viewed in 2019. Astonishingly, five films have earned the coveted five stars: Force Majeure, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Repo Man, Five Feet Apart, and The Myth of the American Sleepover.

There Are Things You Notice…

15 Apr

…when you leave your busy, your worry, and your hurry behind. There are things you notice when you look forward. Free of expectation, life has a way of lifting secret curtains.

A thousand times. I must have stepped out of my dwelling a thousand times. Yet tonight, for a brief miniature walk, I noticed things. New things.

I noticed a castle across the way. A drawbridge. A moat. And in that moat was a bonsai tree with a most peculiar branch extending like an eager hand reaching for land.

I noticed a boutique. And in this boutique, was either the smartest or the laziest mannequin I have ever known. For this mannequin did not stand on her two feet. Oh no, this mannequin sat its plaster keister on a chair. That’s right, a sitting mannequin. Genius. Who knew?

I didn’t. But I do now.

What do you notice?

2019 Picture Books #1-25

4 Apr

Since last year, in order to stay current and immerse myself in the world of imaginative visual storytelling, I set out to read a minimum of 100 never-before-read picture books. Here is the first quarter of books read in 2019:

Birthday Book Stash

10 Mar

A writer loves (or should?) to read, so birthdays become another excuse to add more books to one’s never ending book pile.

Thank you to my wife for supporting my dust collecting hobby and to Eslite in Taipei for supplying a delicious buffet of English books. And to my dearest wife, please forgive me for ordering some (TONS!) more online through BookDepository. #readtowin

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Amazing Year Final Day: Continuing the Awesomeness

8 Mar

No need for pictures, no need for jazzy text, just a…

thank you universe all everyone and everything contained within for allowing me to have such an amazing year. May glory continue for all!

PS: Do I really have to be 38 years old?

Amazing Year Day 342: Just Reflecting

12 Feb

Some days deliver unexpected joy…

Thank you Maps for releasing your latest track “Just Reflecting.”

You-Be-The-Juice!

Amazing Year Day 336: Lucky Man

6 Feb

I’m not certain of his intentions, but a tan, upright, bearded fellow looked at me as we passed each other on the street and uttered “You are a lucky man.” I agree. Thank you stranger, “you are a kind man.”

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Amazing Year Day 330: 31 Ideas Later…

31 Jan

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Amazing Year Day 329: Word of the Day?

30 Jan

Call me persnickety, but I expect my word of the day calendar to add eclectically academic hyponyms to my lexicon. But today, boy did it drop the ball. Narwhal? What is this an elementary school encyclopedia? Thanks a lot ZooBooks!

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