Category Archive: Media

Two Of The Most Famous English Poems

“We’ll Go No More A-Roving” by Lord Byron So, we’ll go no more a-roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright.… Continue reading

Did Frank Herbert’s Dune Novels Portray Gays In A Negative Light?

I admire the 1965 novel “Dune.”  I’m listening to it again now, listening to the BBC’s Sound Library Unabridged 2007 version. Dune on Wikipedia I was reading a discussion thread for writers this… Continue reading

What Does Courage Look Like?

Yeah, that’s right. Sometimes the best of cultural protests involve publicized artistic images. Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firov won a world championship as a part of the 4×400-meter relay team at the IAAF track championships in Moscow. … Continue reading

The Marvel Way

For those of us that have followed the history of Marvel Comics for a long time, Sean Howe’s new book tells more specifics about the general information we already knew. And unfortunately, a… Continue reading

200 Movies That Changed My World: #198. Looper – If Could Go Back In Time And Kill Hitler When He Was A Young Boy, Would You?

This is a review of the 2012 film “Looper” starring the extraordinary actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, and Emily Blunt, written and directed by Rian Johnson. This review is part of a… Continue reading

The End Of The Innocence

Today, Lance Armstrong began the confessional stage of his life’s story, starting a new presentation of his public image. Tonight, by coincidence, I happened to watch Ron Howard’s 2008 film “Frost/Nixon.” It’s interesting how… Continue reading

For Writers And Readers: Why Write?

When do you write something for public consideration?  I often write shortly after I’ve realized or learned something personally, a new realization to me, something I perceive to be uncommonly known, yet uncommonly… Continue reading

What Can You Learn That Will Profit You? #2 – How Are You Doing?

Which is a better concern: a)  How well have I created benefits for myself? or b)  How well have I created benefits for my community? My father attended a homecoming reunion for his university a… Continue reading

Craigslist Joe

You may have heard about this film and thought, “I wonder if that’s any good?”  This was a great film.  I highly recommend it. While the film suggests many people are intrinsically good,… Continue reading

Reflecting On US Voters’ Choices In The 2012 Elections

Nothing says “Voter Approval” more than anonymous drivers honking their horns while quickly driving by. I probably should not admit this, but whenever I see dudes in groups of two riding around on… Continue reading

Brie Lybrand YouTube Messages Her Father, Who She Claims Raped Her Regularly Between The Ages Of 4 And 13

Have you ever tried to understand the first hand feelings and experiences of someone who was raped?  Would you be better off to understand the perspective of someone who was molested throughout their… Continue reading

Have You Ever Felt Disenchanted?

Have the realities of life been less pleasing than you expected?  Have your perceptions of your relationships fallen short of your hopes? enchanted – v. – To fill with great delight, charm.  Put under… Continue reading

Ideas For Vloggers And Bloggers Looking To Speak To A Larger Regular Audience

Are you a struggling blogger or vlogger, not able to understand why more people are not reading, watching, or following your regular posts?  Would you like to know how to earn the interest… Continue reading

Something To Look Forward To? ScriptShadow Gives A Rare “Genius” Review To A New Screenplay: Desparate Hours

Have you ever read the extremely popular screenplay writing blog “ScriptShadow”? I don’t read it often, but I have enjoyed reading its reviews and essays about screenplay writing from time to time. If… Continue reading

Best Ideas From This Week

Favorite Tweets, Ideas, or Quotes From Other People That I Read This Week  “For a creative writer, possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.” – George Orwell ~ tweeted by… Continue reading

Endgames, Boats Rising, & With What You Have

William F. Buckley Jr. debating with Gore Vidal about the Vietnam War. A Shared Endgame For Both Debating And Writing When you debate or write persuasively, you’re not debating according to current standards and mores,… Continue reading

Writing About The Arts

Some writers may think “I’m writing about the arts, so I can say whatever I feel because it’s all subjective anyway.”  While it’s true anyone can say anything they want, I don’t think… Continue reading

Great Artists May Not Be Great Lovers, Writers, Or Thinkers – A Book Review of “The Love Lives of the Artists” by Daniel Bullen

3 Things To Know To Better Understand This Review 1)  Daniel Bullen kindly wrote me and asked if I’d like to read his new book – to see if I might be interested in… Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises – Film Review – A Hero Is Simply An Ordinary Person Who Chooses To Take On The Problems They See

I did what I said I would do.  As you can see from the stub above, I went to see The Dark Knight Rises this evening.  It is a great film.  I give… Continue reading

When Dark Nights Arise, Dark Knights Rise Up In Response

I had no intention of posting another post today.  But I have long been a big fan of mythical stories, movies, and superheroes.  I’ve long been a proponent of comic books and graphic… Continue reading

3 Dimensional Complexities Of Relationships

A blank piece of paper is a foreboding thing for me.  I write in response to external stimulus, conversations going on around me. Tom Cruise is getting divorced for the third time.  Go… Continue reading

The Increasing Unimportance Of Competition

Politicians, from time to time, tell us how US students have dropped to like 28th in a comparative list of nations when it comes to Math and Science aptitudes.  I’m not sure the general… Continue reading

Book Review of Alison Bechdel’s Latest Memoir “Are You My Mother?”

Alison Bechdel’s latest graphic novel is terrific.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.  The book is appropriately not titled “About My Mother.”  This is not primarily a biography about the author’s… Continue reading

Your Facebook Ratios And What They May Say About You

Would you like to have an inexact measure of your traits and patterns as a friend? If someone could hand you a written print out, showing you how you tend to relate to… Continue reading