Change, Trains and Fly Wheels
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A friend of mine is an engineer. Let’s call him Sam. Somewhere in the bowels of Sam’s current work place, resides on old steam engine. Obviously, this steam engine is pretty heavy, it is not made of feathers and it is not easy to move. I know, because Sam tried. He pushed it with all […]
Gillian Welch: The Harrow and the Harvest
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I’ve always loved Gillian Welch and listened to her last album incessantly. It’s been AGES since she’s had a new album out, but the wait is over. Anyway, for all you bluegrass/alt country fans, check out this song ‘That’s the Way that it Goes‘ from her new album The Harrow and the Harvest.
Bridesmaids: A Game Changer?
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In my book, there are a few things that mark a film out as a game changer. Genre mashes or twists. Innovation in film making. Elevated usage of new technology, and a unique approach to narrative. However, the recent film Bridesmaids is a game changer for me not because of style or genre or unique […]
July, June Bugs and Jobs
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For me, July is the sound of June bugs, since, despite their name, they hatch in July. It turns out that what I call a June bug is actually a Figeater Beetle whose habitat is the Southwestern United states where I grew up. In other parts of the US, people sometimes refer to Cicadas as […]
The Mystery of Motivation
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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation. Not surprising, given that I have an occupation that requires a great deal of the stuff. As most free-lancers know, motivation is a slippery old fish. When working from home, procrastination often rears its ugly head. The lure of the snooze button is a constant, and planning, […]