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Beautiful things don’t ask for attention. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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I drove two hours away to see the 48fps HFR version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I cannot, in good conscience, say this was a good choice. I found it much more distracting than cool. I’d heard people say it made everything look like a daytime soap opera, and I can see why. This… Continue reading Untitled

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When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different. Cormac McCarthy, The Road.

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I could not write about “ordinary people” because I am not in the least interested in them. Without interest there can be no art. Man’s relations to man do not captivate my fancy. It is man’s relations to the cosmos—to the unknown—which alone arouses in me the spark of creative imagination. The humanocentric pose is… Continue reading Untitled

Lost (in Translation)

Bob: Hello? Lydia: Bob? Bob: Hi, Lydia. Lydia: Is this a bad time? Bob: No, it’s always a good time. Lydia: Look, um, your burgundy carpet isn’t in stock. It’s gonna take weeks. Did you like any of the other colors? Bob: Whatever you like. I-I’m completely lost. Lydia: [ Sighs ] It’s just carpet.… Continue reading Lost (in Translation)