March 25, 2014

Exodus



(Click play on the video above before reading this post. Trust me, it's more dramatic that way.)

We must all embrace change, and readily turn a corner when the street on which we walk reaches its end.

But perhaps you're uncertain about change. You've gotten used to reading posts on this blog; you're comfortable with the URL and the layout. You might not want to go somewhere else. It's understandable.

But a new dawn is upon us, as foretold long ago, in an earlier post!

Regular readers -- though you are all likely just automated, page-indexing web crawlers -- I think of you as fellow travelers. And we're walking this road together. So pack up your suitcases. The time for change has come at last.


Click on that link above. Adjust those bookmarks and spool-up the RSS drives. This site is about to be yesterday's news.

February 19, 2014

Strange and Stranger

I started watching a film yesterday -- Stranger on the Third Floor.

I viewed one scene, somewhere near the middle of the movie, and a thought occurred to me.



January 31, 2014

The Evolution of Specious

I have made the great leap. I have set gears into motion. I have cast the die.

At some point in the near future, this virtual homestead will be moving. I have purchased a domain -- web real estate; virtual property. And so I will be moving this blog and it's contents over to this new website.

First, of course, I have to actually build the site, which should take a little time. I've been teaching myself some HTML/CSS and this is a prime opportunity to test out my construction skills. With luck, things should transfer over seamlessly and the new site should be a design improvement on the current model here.

January 7, 2014

Staggering In, A Stranger from the Fall


Like an edgy drifter sliding into town after dark, propped up in a corner booth at the diner, with a black coffee and an order of cold, dry toast, I return to you, internet-townsfolk.

Worn out after a long semester spent working a full-time job, teaching a university class, and earning some extra coin at an evening job, I am ready for a break. Lovely as the new experiences were, I now embrace the coming quiet with much enthusiasm.

October 16, 2013

August 28, 2013

Review: Against the Workshop

Title: Against the Workshop

Author/Editor: Anis Shivani

Review: 
This book, and my subsequent reaction to it, came as a bit of a surprise. I decided to read it, thinking that the author's approach/opinion would resonate with me. Surprisingly, it didn't. At all. I found myself disagreeing strongly with a lot of his attitudes.


In part as a caveat and in part as a disclosure, I will state here that writing workshops have never been my thing. I understand that they work for some, and work well. Overall, I'm not against them philosophically any more than I am, say...watching sports. Lots of people really enjoy it and spend time engaging in the pastime; but it doesn't hold a strong appeal to me. Likewise, I never really felt that my writing was aided greatly by workshops. I don't wish to sound egotistic or full of myself -- it's not that I feel my work doesn't need adjusting or improvement. It does. It's simply that the kind of feedback often generated in a workshop isn't what I consider useful for the particular way that my writing "operates."

August 26, 2013

Updates & Excuses

As you will have noticed, if you're one to skulk around my blog on a regular basis, I have been lax in posting of late.

You see, I've got a lot going on at the moment, and my time is scarce. But I did want to be certain to give some kind of update, some little tidbit of text to let the populace know that I am still breathing and still quite (semi-)functional.