A Master Reading List for A Song of Ice And Fire

I put together a preliminary list for a friend a couple years ago, and many know I’m a huge fan of the Dunk & Egg novellas, so they’ve asked me if/when they should read the novellas vs. the novels. A reading order for A Song of Ice and Fire according to publishing date: A Game of Thrones […]

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A Year in Books, 2013

So apparently I haven’t touched this thing in a year, but I figure if I’m paying for it I should be doing something with it.  I had all sorts of ideas of what I would do when I had the time, but no surprise, other things happened instead. I kept a running list of books […]

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Checklists: Never be Surprised

That Time I Realized My Father and I Have the Same Job. When people ask me how I ended up in theatre, I’ll usually tell them about my mom taking me to musicals when I was a kid, about picking up my high school’s tech class freshman year, that point where my director told me, […]

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Our Rocket Summer is Coming. On Ray Bradbury and The Martian Chronicles

You know I meant to use this site all summer and just never did.  I wish I had.  I’ve got half a dozen half-written pieces I had ideas for that I never got around to finishing up and posting. Stupid.  When I started this in the spring I was adamant I wouldn’t just repost other peoples stuff […]

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Make Good Art

I finally got around to watching Neil Gaiman’s commencement address to the University of Arts.  I’d seen quotes and renderings pulled from it circling the internet, but never sat down and watched the full piece.  Gaiman is a man I wish I knew more about.  The only comics I even remember even reading have all […]

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Last Night I Dreamt I Went to Manderley Again.

(Spoilers somewhat below) I returned to the McKittrick Hotel last night.  I said before, it was only a matter of time.  This may have been my favorite visit yet.  I was sincerely surprised by the amount of new material I discovered this trip.  New actors, even new characters I had never seen before.  Rooms I had never been in […]

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Rouen Cathedral – On Impressionists, The Met, and Tears

Rouen Cathedral – On Impressionists, The Met, and Tears

Monet’s Rouen Cathedral. in the early 1890s, Monet painted more than thirty versions of this cathedral’s facade, lit at various times of the day.  I saw these paintings for the first time at the National Gallery in Washington DC.  Two of them hang side by side, One in the deep purples and blues of a late […]

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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, published in 1984.  Fourteen stories, Fourteen pictures.  A title, a single line, and a beautiful image to accompany them.  How could you not fall in love with this? The portfolio edition, enlarged posters with a new print, was published in 1996.  I asked for both of these books for my […]

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Made For the Chapel With Some Spray Paint

Pulled off the highway in Missouri and low our hearts were heavy laid Made for the chapel with some spray paint for all the things we’d held in secret Lord lift up these lifeless bones Light cascading through the windows All the rainbow’s heavy tones I found this image a long time ago, Stumbleupon or […]

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Cawdor Shall Sleep No More

I first saw Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More almost a year ago and still have not been able to get it out of my head.  A year ago.  I read about it a couple months before it opened last March.  A New York Times blurb or something that referenced the Boston production.  I instantly knew I […]

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To Love a Book.

  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore I know this film already made the rounds of the internet, especially after winning the Oscar for best animated short last month, but I couldn’t help but share it one more time. My friend showed me the film the day of the Oscars—I had never heard of it before […]

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Make Me Care.

Note, a moment of strong language about a minute in, but after that it’s fine.   I like TED talks.  I really, really like TED talks.  I couldn’t tell you the first time I saw one.  A couple years ago maybe.  One of the first I remember was my sister showing me Joachim de Posada’s six […]

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Alohog!

A California native studying for a BFA in theatrical production in New York. A bit of a hopeless romantic with an affinity for books, for vinyl, for bow ties and suspenders.

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