I am concerned that writing is becoming a lifestyle. What I mean, simply, is that I am not anymore just someone who writes - as I've been for awhile now. What I am is a fucking writer. This idea first came to mind when a friend of mine commented that I seemed less concerned with … Continue reading Writerly Things Cont.
It's something so intrinsic to my being. I am a writer - few people understand how important and monumental of a thing that is for me, for my life and my worldview.
Second City Toronto is a wonderful place. I've an affinity beyond just the typical comedy fan for a very good reason: my time as a member of the comedy cohort there. Well it was just a camp for a week, but I did tell some jokes on a tiny side stage that got some laughs. … Continue reading Second City: Silly and Serious
I've been traveling in the Czech Republic since last Sunday. It was a busy weekend, my cousin was getting married at Dyment's, a beautiful farm in Dundas, and I got a little too drunk at the open bar so I forgot to pack til the morning. That being said, I don't think I missed anything … Continue reading Czeching You Out
Yesterday, I finished reading Zadie Smith's 'White Teeth'. It's her debut novel and came out at the turn of the millennium. Set in London, the book tells of different families who have come together from all corners of the Earth, or the British Empire, to create lives in this new place. I picked up this … Continue reading Review of ‘White Teeth’
Yesterday, I saw Christopher Nolan's new movie 'Dunkirk'. It was a typical Nolan movie in that it was solid, shot like a film major's boner and had some stunning sound effects (I'm sure this last has a more technical term but I'll be damned if I learn it). The first thing to explain about the … Continue reading Dunkirk: A Review
I must admit that I do not play video games. When I was younger, I would go through periods where I would play the odd online game with friends or maybe a shoot-em-up, again with friends. But, I have never really enjoyed playing them myself, always liked movies, reading and writing much better - more … Continue reading Vicarious Video Games
But enough about boring communications theory and let's get back to Rome.
This morning I watched a movie called "Eye in the Sky" which featured Alan Rickman's last movie role. The action of the movie centers around a decision to use a bomb against a group of Al-Shabaab terrorists in Kenya. It was a phenomenally well written script, something you don't get much off in 2017, and … Continue reading Crying Eyes In The Sky