Day 1: Anxiety Multi-Pack My idea of San Francisco started with Karl Malden and Michael Douglas in Streets of San Francisco. No, earlier. Vertigo. And later, Zodiac. This, then, was the San Francisco I knew, the one I was flying towards. Murder, serial killers, obsession. Less dramatically, the reviews of the city from people who … Continue reading San Francisco Tales: Part I
The New Year, we're assured, is a time for looking both forward and back: what have we spent the last year doing and what should we do differently and better in the next 12 months? I asked myself, among other things, one particular question: what would I do if I could do anything? Well, fly, … Continue reading How Do I Write About Movies?
Port Aransas holds a complicated place in my heart. For one, it's the first place that my now-wife and I went on vacation together; on the other hand, on that trip I discovered via Facebook the first round of layoffs at my job - I still remained employed then, but the writing was on the … Continue reading On Port Aransas, TX
It had only been a year since my last visit to the old country, but it had been much longer since I'd really had a chance to look around. In addition to the cold wasteland of the North East of England, I'd also be checking out my long-held prejudices of other parts of this great … Continue reading #UK2015 – 1. Cars and Planes