The Movies of My Life

I’ve long believed that you can learn a lot about a person by the books they read, the movies they watch, and the music they listen to. As mass-market media production grows ever-more commoditized and commercialized with each passing year, so grows our access to independent, original, and foreign creations. I believe our consumption reveals Read More …

Friday Links #25 – A DRM-Free Snapshot in Time

I spent the bulk of yesterday taking a trip down memory lane. The destination: my long-forgotten iTunes folder, home to hundreds of CDs I ripped and countless songs I downloaded. Steinbeck was wrong: you can go home again. Since shifting my listening habits entirely to Spotify several years ago — and the subsequent death of Read More …

Friday Links #24: The New Year Started Already

Maybe it’s burn out. Maybe it’s just the end-of-year distractions, the weather, or the promise of having a clean slate arriving on the first of January (funny how the fresh start that is every waking morning doesn’t carry the same heft). Whatever the reason, the end-of-year blues are spreading. To me, to others in my critique group, and Read More …

Friday Links #23: Musical Angst Gone Missing

We risked a snowy drive home from the city last night to attend a black box, low-rent performance of American Idiot at the theater equivalent of a dive bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It was as far from Broadway as you could get and still be called theater. Which isn’t to say it was bad. Some Read More …

App Review: Runtastic Results

Several weeks ago, back in the good ol’ pre-puppy days of my life, I posted about the Freedom app. Freedom is just one of three premium apps that have improved my life and productivity. Today I’m going to tell you about Runtastic Results, a body-weight-only fitness app. I’ve never enjoyed strength-training. Not as a kid, not Read More …