The Evolution of an Idea

I was surfing through the movie listings on my Tivo (what, like you have something better to do on a Saturday night?) and I came across listings for all five “Death Wish” movies. I would like to share their synopses here, for their instructional value in what they say about the creative process: Death Wish: … Read more

Good Dog, Else

Else (pictured, front, with Caddie) 1995-2008 Not the best picture, perhaps, taken in action on Christmas morning with the traditional gift of a cow femur, cut in half, but definitely Else at her happiest. In fact, I don’t think any animal has ever been as happy as Else with a bone. When she had that, … Read more

Glengarry Glen Smurf

[Dave Moss explodes at Ricky Roma and shouts] Dave Moss: You’re smurfed, Rick. Are you smurfing nuts? You’re hot, so you think you’re the ruler of this place. Shelley Levene: Now wait a minute, Dave. Dave Moss: Shut up! Shelley Levene: Okay… Dave Moss: You want to decide who should be dealt with how, is … Read more


So, we had this grand plan for our Sunday in the city, involving getting up early and taking the ferry to Alcatraz (I’ve never been, despite having lived in the Bay Area most of my life) before the lines got long, then coming back in time to have our traditional tea and get Megan back … Read more

Going. . .Going. . . Going . . .

It’s been about a week and a half since the big layoffs announcement and the exits are well and truly underway. Some people send out goodbye emails, some wander around the building saying their farewells, some I don’t even know they’re going until they’re gone. We had a kind of mass going-away party in the … Read more