#089–When does self-reflection become a self-defeating cycle?

I could live to be 100 and still hate Sunday afternoons. I shouldn't be surprised that my most depressing moods occur around this time of the week, damn near every week. It also doesn't help that I was hanging around at home in case some visitors showed up, since they said they'd "drop by this … Continue reading #089–When does self-reflection become a self-defeating cycle?

I Still Think Donald Trump Doesn’t Want to Be President: A Theory.

Odd to suggest when we're 18 months past that inauguration day that so many won't forget (for many reasons), but there was something bothering me about Dump and his whole approach to becoming president (and now that he is president). A year and a half has convinced me that he doesn't want to be president … Continue reading I Still Think Donald Trump Doesn’t Want to Be President: A Theory.

In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (2nd ed.), by Walter Murch

My Copy: 9781879505629 (image from bn.com) I've read about Walter Murch before, and just refreshed my memory of some of the things he talks about in this book by watching Apocalypse Now (and it's documentaries) again. In The Blink of An Eye is not an autobiography or technical guide, but very much a perspective on … Continue reading In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (2nd ed.), by Walter Murch

#047–Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: The Hot Dogs vs. Hot Dog Buns Question…good business or stubborn tradition?

Seriously, they're best buds, they belong together. Okay, I'm sure the basic question has cropped up a lot in the past few decades. Heaven knows there are already a million pages google can find for you. Correction, 86 million give or take a few. So what's one more? My basic research has come up with … Continue reading #047–Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: The Hot Dogs vs. Hot Dog Buns Question…good business or stubborn tradition?

Binge-watching “Manhunt: Unabomber” got me thinking today…

I downloaded the series a few weeks ago (legally) and finally had a full day at home to take care of some filing and paperwork, so I started the series over and watched every episode (I only caught the first two on TV before my work hours went wonky). I thought it was an interesting … Continue reading Binge-watching “Manhunt: Unabomber” got me thinking today…

#026–How much power has Congress given away to the Executive Branch?

This is a question I've been wanting to ask for years, because the older I get, the more I'm scratching my head going "wait, isn't Congress supposed to do ______?" I find it a bit dismaying that the leaders that are supposed to most closely represent our wishes at the highest levels of government seem … Continue reading #026–How much power has Congress given away to the Executive Branch?