Attack the Block: The Movie You Didn’t Know You Had to See

A few days ago, I went to go see a film called Attack the Block. Now, I had high expectations for this film but that’s because I have lots of film friends who know about movies like these. However, I’m going to assume that a lot of you will have never heard of this film. … Continue reading

Spam Awards: In Which I Am Scolded by the Spam

I think it’s about time I began a series for all the ridiculous spam I receive. I will be calling it the Spam Awards, and will post any crazy spam I receive under that title. So far, I’ve had Pep Talking Spam and just all around Weird Spam and other random spammy comments. Today’s spam … Continue reading


There is a railroad not far from here. To the south of it, about ten yards away, there are several warehouses, some abandoned. To the north, there is wild buffalo grass and sunflowers, as far as the eye can see. I’ve walked along the tracks many times. The trains still use it to carry coal, … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and the Houses

It has been a long and hard couple of weeks. I guess when I said July was the month that was being mean to me, I should have just thrown August in there too. Some good things are happening though, now that we’re nearing the end, and there is a light at the end of … Continue reading

The London Riots and Storytelling

I don’t live in England (obviously) but I’m finding myself glued to my computer trying to read up on all I can about the London Riots happening right now. If you haven’t heard about them, then I would suggest you take to Twitter and search #londonriots. Or, you know, watch the news. The thing I … Continue reading

Good News!

I am under contract again, on a nice remodel about 3 miles outside of downtown. We’ll be closer to family, closer to work, and close to where a new light rail line is going in, which should raise property values in the area once it’s done. The townhouse is nice and it’s a good size … Continue reading

Cowboys and Aliens VS. Captain America

Okay, yes, yes, these are two completely different films. I agree. But I saw both of them this weekend and liked one a lot more than the other. Can you guess which one? It was Captain America. The ways in which these films differ: One is about aliens and Cowboys and Indians (oh my!). The … Continue reading

An Update on Life

It’s been a long few weeks. Writing has not been happening except in outlines and in my head. Gold Valley was with a reader for editing, so I have not been working on it at all. It’s been a very dry couple of weeks for writing. The house hunting is not going well. Nothing new … Continue reading