#009–What the hell happened to my Shark Week on Discovery Channel?

Jaws has been my favorite film since I was 4 or 5, and it jump-started my fascination with the oceans and ocean life. So when we got Discovery Channel, and learned about Shark Week, I was practically giddy. Sundays before the start also showed a few episodes from previous years and really got me hyped. It became my Super Bowl, my ultimate geek out to enjoy at home with my shark mug and plushy sharks around me while I put on the t.v. and enjoyed the air conditioning and sharks.

#008–“Being an Artist for Dummies,” or how do you make a living from two wildly different creative pursuits at the same time?

I was almost proud of myself when I made my "fool-proof" schedule a couple of weeks ago, with everything nicely color coded. Red was for exercise/health, yellow for story writing, green for work/volunteering, blue for blog, pink for painting, and orange for deadlines and everything else. I had spent a whole two days making it … Continue reading #008–“Being an Artist for Dummies,” or how do you make a living from two wildly different creative pursuits at the same time?

2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

I do my damnedest never to include spoilers, though I will reference some bits of the film to make my point regarding the book. So if you've seen it like half the world has, then you've already spoiled some of it for yourself (ha ha). Seriously, I will minimize the spoiler exposure for the rest of you, but that's the curse of reviewing a pop culture staple--it can't be helped.