Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

She Forgot Purple

Good thoughts on rhyming in poetry.

(From someone who clearly loves words.)


Rhyme is at the wheel. No, rhyme is the engine.

There are no tired rhymes. There are no forbidden rhymes. Rhymes are not predictable unless lines are. Death and breath, womb and tomb, love and of, moon, June, spoon, all still have great poems ahead of them.

Rhyme is an irrational, sensual link between two words. It is chemical. It is alchemical.

And one particularly mindblowing sentence:

Rhyme frees the poet from what he wants to say. 

Life Tree

Life Tree

Sunday, September 13, 2009

David Mamet:

"All drama is about lies. When the lie is exposed, the play is over."


My friend Stan found this recently.

This makes me mad in forty different directions.

Pixar's Status Update on Facebook:

A few weeks ago, John Lasseter hinted at Pixar’s first female lead. Well it’s official—he just announced that Pixar’s 2011 release, The Bear and the Bow, will feature the aspiring archer, Merida! Voice work will even include Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, and Emma Thompson. Does anyone have a time machine so we can fast forward 2 years?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I challenge you not to get excited about reading Donald Miller's new book after reading this paragraph:

The subtitle, "what I learned while editing my life" really is exactly what happened. And, man, does he fly. A listless, writerly, ironic, Portland-based, post-evangelical thinker, becomes more intentional, more earnest, more active, more radical, more really real. It is an amazing transformation, actually. Graceful? Well, it isn't without stumbles and set-backs, but I think it is graceful. Yes, this is a graceful book. It is about making a movie about your life, and what that might make you think and do. That is, he wants his real life to be as interesting and noble as the one in the movie they are making. Is that a crazy-good idea for a book, or what? Sederis or Palahniuk didn't think of that, did they?
From here:

Chasing Whale Pictures

So, I have this new website.

Well, it's not really new: I started it up a couple of months ago but only just now have gotten around putting anything up or playing with the look much.

Unfortunately, unless I were to go Weebly Pro, I can't get* ride of the domain name, and the options for the template are limited.

But, I'm doing the best with what I've got, and would appreciate it if you'd hop on over there and take a look. There are two videos up right now, and I'll be changing things as I get, what was the concept again? oh yeah, "time."

Anyway, in the meanwhile, please check it out.


*I've been wanting to spell "get" with an "i" recently. Weird, right?

Friday, September 11, 2009

It is my goal to use this word at some point this week:

inhere (inheres!)

verb [ intrans. ] ( inhere in/within) formal
exist essentially or permanently in : the potential for change that inheres within the adult education world.
Law (of rights, powers, etc.) be vested in a person or group or attached to the ownership of a property : the rights inhering in the property they owned.

ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense [stick, cling to] ): from Latin inhaerere ‘stick to.’