• 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…

  • books,  celebrities,  Movies,  theatre

    My First Live Shakespeare Play

    Tomorrow night I am going to go see this: It’s being performed over at a local university, Texas Christian University, along with The Comedy of Errors, which I have heard is fantastic but I will not get an opportunity to go see. I can’t wait to see The Tempest. It’s my first live Shakespeare play, and I’m going with My Girls, the ‘evil’ ladies I’ve only known for a few months. We have all decided to help support local performers and artists, and it gives us all the culture and friendship we are all wanting in our lives. My first live Shakespeare with like-minded people, what more could I ask…

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

    Happy 450th William!

    I had meant to write this post yesterday, but, after spending two days getting to know a stomach virus pretty intimately, I had a lot of work to catch up on. So, as Friday’s are supposed to be for Features I am going to make this Friday all about Shakespeare. Why? Firstly, because, ahem, look at the blog name. Secondly, because sometime this week, the world’s greatest playwright was born. This is a big deal for all of us literary geeks.  No one person has influenced literature, and our culture, more than William Shakespeare. Plays, poetry, prose, movies, theater…all of it would not be what it is today without Shakespeare’s influence. Actors,…

  • Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Endings and Beginnings

    Yesterday my friend that passed away earlier this week was laid to rest. It was a nice service, and moving. I think, for me, the most moving moment was when I turned and looked around and saw how many people had filled the church where the service was held. There were so many people that there was not a single spot to sit without crowding. My friend was a man who was well-loved, well-thought of, and a man who had touched and made a difference in all of those lives. There was a moment when one of the men who spoke during the service made a statement that made me…