Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

Touching tweets on the loss of Maurice Sendak a couple days ago: “We’ll be roaring our terrible roars today.” -Timothy McSweeney “‘Please don’t go…. We love you so.’ RIP Maurice Sendak” -St. Martin’s Press “Maurice Sendak.. Your mom has dinner waiting .. RIP.” -leearenberg Also got this great quote from the Wild Thing himself ┬áin … [Read more…]


A couple weeks ago, this graphic video surfaced of U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was quick to condemn the acts and the United States as a majority expressed disgust. There were some who said it was normal, acceptable and even important that Marines disgrace their … [Read more…]

700 Films Reviewed

Over on my Zaak Watches Movies by himself blog, I’ve reached the 700 movies milestone. I started the blog about four and a half years ago when I was living in Guatemala as a way to practice writing but also to write about the values I drew from film. The reviews were longer and far … [Read more…]

Soundtrack of Archived Life

I’m on the cusp of finishing Home Movies Vol. 19 and one of the components I always include is a music montage. I like to use a tune we listened to during that time but that also works (is positive, energetic, etc.). These are my past selections: 2003 Spring in Edmonton: Life is Beautiful (Amy … [Read more…]

20 Dwarves (coming 2012)

Behold Thorin, Ori, Dori, Nori, Bombur, Bifur, Bofur, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Fili and Kili. I’ve been doing my best not to spend too much time checking out Peter Jackson’s latest project – the prequel to The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit. But I have wandered over to check out some of the updates … [Read more…]