In Ocean’s 11, Basher Tarr (played by Don Cheadle) is happy to find out who is running the heist: “It will be nice working with proper villains again!” That line includes what could the most often-used phrase of the movie franchise: proper villains. It’s been interpreted a great many ways, of varying validity and usefulness. If […]
Just a quick update, here, to tell you what the heck is going on. I’ve been in various doctors’ offices and at the pharmacy quite a bit over the past month, and will soon have my first-ever acupuncture treatment. Though I have no particular love of needles, I’m much more happy about that last than […]
Sometimes it seems I can’t win for losing. A few years ago I got a (thankfully slight) neck injury that occasionally flares up, in the form of a pinched nerve on one side or the other. There is a way to prevent this from happening, but it will take some real work. Fortunately, that work […]
You know, for a creative who makes his living in tech, it took an embarrassingly long time to get the kinks worked out of the system to produce a video and get it somewhere to live. Should be pretty smooth sailing from now on, though, even if there are a few details yet to take […]
It’s been a busy week for musicians. I’m back on it, though, and will have actually useful things to say soon. The past couple of days have been exceptions, since I left my house before dawn and returned late at night, but for the most part, I can find ways of making progress with life […]
I’m asked, “What makes you angry, really angry?” Oddly enough, it takes me a while to answer.
Malaise. That’s the word. My life had drifted, settled, compacted like the bottom of an old river. Attempts to break free from it were erratic at best. The fact that my life looked fairly interesting and that parts of it were actually pretty good only bogged me down further: why go to the trouble when […]