• OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Writing Cinematically

    OctPoWriMo Day 2-write cinematically. An interesting concept for me. Pick your favorite movie or video, mute it and pay close attention to a scene. Then write a poem in that way. Truth is, I’m not certain I have a favorite movie. I honestly cannot come up with my favorite. There are so many that I love and a few that I watch over and over again. So what to do? I chose to write about a particular scene that moved me recently. Sir Ian McKellen is one of his generation’s finest actors, and I recently watched his 2008 performance of King Lear. There is nothing about that version that did…

  • Life,  Random,  theatre

    I Keep Saying This Lately

    I know I keep apologizing for the lack of posts lately but I am truly sorry for not writing. Having 3-4 kids at home for summer vacation is a terrible inconvenience in the writing (and work) sector of my life. I’m very certain once they go back to school and a more stable schedule is back in place I will be able to get back to writing and posting every day. So, until then let’s scrap the normal blog schedule and I just post what I can when I can. How would that be for everyone? Great! I did go to see The Tempest Friday night and loved it! It…

  • celebrities,  Movies,  Thoughts

    Seriously, Marvel?

    Okay, I am going to try and not be too harsh on this. Last night I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now, I am as big a fan of the Marvel movies as anyone. They are fun, bombtastic, and completely entertaining. So, I went into this sequel prepared to be entertained. Maybe it was just too much hotness on one screen. Maybe it was the writer who sat there last night instead of the fan. Whoever it was sitting in my seat, it could not have been me because I have been waiting to see this movie for over a year now, and I was completely expecting…

  • Poetry,  Thoughts

    Monday’s Muse: Verisimilitude

    This was a very long weekend. It’s one of those that you want to say ‘can we try again?” But, not me. Not this time. There are some things that just need to happen, whether for good or ill. Getting through something like this gives us strength and teaches us a little more about ourselves. I am finding that I’ve finally become resigned that a certain decision is going to have to be made, and the more I watch this play unfold, the more I am certain that I am going to have to become the antagonist. That’s not a pleasant decision. It makes you think, though, that sometimes the…

  • celebrities,  Life,  Movies,  Parenting

    It’s Been A Day

    Today has been like the pic. It started out pretty good. I got up, got one kid off to school,and another ended up staying home because he’s been unwell, and I just didn’t feel like he needed to be out in the wind today as he’s had a fairly irritating cough. Then, my power unexpectedly went out. I had been listening to some music and I was writing and had hit a really decent groove with the story when, suddenly, everything went dark and quiet. I was calm, although I really felt like losing it for  a brief second. I’d written over 500 words and I hadn’t saved for about 5…

  • Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Movies,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Goonies Never Say Die!

    I’ve hit that spot in my training for my 5k where I’m beginning to think I’m not going to be able to do it. Over the weekend I began running for 12 minutes then walking for 1 minute. I’m supposed to repeat 3 times. The first day sucked. I got through one repeat. That’s it. The second repeat I could only run for 9 minutes and then I had to walk for 2 minutes just to catch my breath, and I couldn’t even get to through 3 minutes during the 3rd repeat. I thought it may have had something to do with the fact that it’s warm now in Dallas…

  • celebrities,  Journal,  Life,  Movies,  Parenting,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    What Happened To My Weekend?

    Apparently, the Universe was not done with making sure I knew my place, because it decided I did not need a quiet weekend. Friday night I went to see the movie, Noah. Good movie, incredible visuals, interesting storyline and loved the take on it. BUT lots of artistic license taken. It is not true to the Genesis story so if you don’t like that idea, don’t go see it. I thought all of the actors were wonderful, though I do think it’s rather hard to act an experience that you have not been through yet. It’s hard to know that pain if you have never undergone it. I also think…

  • celebrities,  Journal,  Life,  Love,  Movies,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Winter’s Tale-A Small Review

    I just got back from seeing Winter’s Tale. If you like romantic movies, this is a nice one to see. I’m not a big Colin Farrell fan but he was very good in this. There were also a couple of surprise cameos and Jessica Brown Findlay was beautiful and delightful. I have to admit that I was not aware that this was based on a book written in 1983 by Mark Helprin and I am definitely going to be locating a copy in the very near future. There were some wonderful lines in the movie and I loved the play on themes. This is not just a love story. It’s…