When you want something, but you know that wanting it more or less proves you're a terrible person? This is that.
I've lived in the US, and specifically in Texas, for eight or so years now. I have learned one important lesson: it's the people who make the place...although I'm still unclear about how much the place in turn makes the people. I am, after all, not a philosopher. So, living here this long after 30-odd … Continue reading A Snapshot of Our Times – USA 2017
Science, if you have invented white chocolate asparagus, I will kiss you on the mouth.
Sometimes, the build-up to a movie is as important as the watching - how you feel as you get ready to watch a film will inevitably color how much you enjoy the film itself. For example? I'm pleased I pretended you asked. I remembered liking the original John Wick movie - an action movie with … Continue reading Review: On John Wick Chapter 2
Now they're evicting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Now, we're getting serious. Now, I will march.
I am going to better myself and my whole family! I will spend hours reading old stories in the newly available online vault. The first magazine arrives - I read it cover to cover, pass it around, and we discuss the issues over dinner. 5 issues in, we're skipping the poems. 10 issues in, we're … Continue reading The 10 Stages of a New Yorker Subscription
Remember the good old days when the worst we had to worry about was just straight up stupidity? Happy times. Save
Austin is the self-styled "Live Music Capital of the World", which is mostly wasted on me. I wasn't brought up to appreciate live music – the only communal experience I was used to was going to the movies. I didn't know anyone who went to see live music when I was growing up. That lasted … Continue reading On the Best Concert I Ever Saw