This is why I’m not allowed to sleep in

This is why I’m not allowed to sleep in
I awoke the other day some time before my alarm. Unfortunately, this is somewhat usual, even—no, especially—when I’m extremely tired. But somewhat unusually, that day I rolled over and immediately fell into a deep REM state. What followed was the most elaborate, weirdest dream I’ve had in a long while. I don’t remember much, but ...

Dotting my i’s and crossing my fingers

You know you’ve been in the writing and editing field too long when you start a blog—and immediately develop a style guide. Not that I knew what I was doing. Rather, I began this blog by working on the first twenty or so posts simultaneously before I posted any of them because that allowed me ...

A part of film died today

I was really sad to hear that Roger Ebert died. Ebert was a great man, and certainly my favorite critic, regardless of the critics’ field. He was a fair and generous viewer, open to any experience a film had to offer him. He went along for the ride and wasn’t afraid to like everything. No ...

Most elaborate April Fools’ day prank ever?

Today is my favorite day to Google. But no matter how much smell-o-vision (Google Nose!) or maps enhancements (Treasure Mode!) come out, I most wish for one Google April Fools’ day prank, a wish that formed yesterday when the Google doodle honored the Catholic human rights activist Cesar Chavez. Yes, Catholic is the emphasis there, ...