Monthly Archives: August 2009

Michael Lewis’s father’s philosophy

Do as little as possible, and that unwillingly, for it is better to receive a slight reprimand than to perform an arduous task.  – Michael Lewis quoting his father’s philosophy This makes me laugh out loud.  Very amusing.  There are … Continue reading

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If there is a God, and sometimes I believe there is one, I’m sure He says, ‘Go on, my boy. I don’t know that I can help you, but we wouldn’t want all those people to tell you what to … Continue reading

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And with the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance. Norman Mailer, The Deer Park

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shocks and no shock there

Chula Vista lost?  Well, I am shocked.  They looked like they were headed for the finals of the Little League World Series (and still may be), but that’s what happens when you run into good pitching.  And the ‘no shock … Continue reading

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  ~Winston Churchill

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Bobby Fischer

A seriously undervalued film is SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER.  Not only is it brilliantly cast, not only is the screenplay seriously fine, but the way it all comes together is just sensational.  You want a tuna fish sandwich?  I’m going … Continue reading

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Forgotten movies

There are a number of truly wonderful movies out there that are forgotten.  Every once in a while, I pull out certain films to watch, and tonight I showed my sons FEARLESS.  It is a film directed by Peter Weir, … Continue reading

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apart, a part

I ran into a ‘poster’ today, congratulating someone on their photography exhibit, work that seemed a little iffy to me, but everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and opinions are like… well, never mind.  The congratulations included the line:  I am … Continue reading

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Research research

Research can be fun.  No, really.  It can be.  When it’s not a grind and repetitious, it really can be fun.  I mean it.  It fills in gaps and helps you tell stories.  I don’t believe in writers block.  I … Continue reading

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The thing about writing is that sometimes the organism, your brain, tells you what you need to do without you knowing it.  I took some time away from the research, and within a few days, feeling like I was sluffing … Continue reading

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