In honor of Halloween week, I’m blogging about my favorite scary movie of all time: “The Night of the Hunter” (1955). (Warning: this blog has spoilers). This story, about a demented serial killer in the guise of a Southern preacher, has got to be one of the scariest psychological thrillers in movie history. Robert Mitchum plays Harry Powell, a serial killer on the hunt for a widow (Shelley Winters) whose husband killed two people during a robbery and who hides…Read This Entry
But I still don’t want you to step on them. My view on dreams is that if I’m not bothering anyone, haven’t compromised my real life existence to attain them, and in other ways am a responsible person, then the best thing to do is leave me go on my merry way. Which brings me to the moral dilemma I face when giving panels on writing. People ask me, will this be published? What are the odds? What do you…Read This Entry
It happened in two short weeks. Week one: It’s 5:00 and I’m headed to fed ex to catch the last overnight shipment. A light rain has dissipated, and I’m on my trusty Trek Hybrid racing past the long line of cars in my traffic clogged neighborhood. I make the pickup, head home, and discover that my back is covered with grime from the wheels. I need fenders. Week Two: My husband calls from a restaurant a mile away and suggests…Read This Entry
Just read two quotes in the New York Times article “Amazon to Sell E-books for Apple, March 4, 2009.” One that implies Apple is deliberately skipping the e-book market (attributed to Evan Schnittman, Oxford University Press) and the other that Steve Jobs once stated that the Kindle concept was flawed because people don’t read anymore. In my opinion, both statements are flawed, not the Kindle or its application. What the article doesn’t say is whether Amazon is cutting Apple in…Read This Entry
Ran through a fog cloud on the lake. Very cool!
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