Month: July 2012

Events You Won’t See at the Olympics

In an effort to be more topical, I thought I’d tap into Olympic fever. A quick wikipedia search informs me that 26 sports and 39 disciplines will be a part of the 30th Olympiad in London. That may sound like a lot, particularly when there are 34 different medal events just for “swimming,” but I think the Olympic committee is…

Pretty Lights

Another older post. I was experiencing a rough night, went for a run to burn off some steam and made a wonderful discovery. I think I liked the experience more than the writing, but, as you’ll find, it’s hard to put some things into words. I am having the most troubling time making this statement seem as interesting and vital…

The Dark Knight Rises Review

Batman Begins felt like a movie, but a truly excellent one. The Dark Knight felt like an intense Rube Goldberg machine, but one you didn’t want to end. The Dark Knight Rises felt like a mixture of the movie and the machine, sometimes at odds, sometimes meshing so perfectly it was all I could do keep myself from squealing as…

Flash Fiction #1

Sometimes I write little short stories… Timothy’s Bad Day Once upon a time there was a robot named Timothy. He had a big shiny chestplate which he liked a lot. He liked it because it was so shiny that it reflected other robots’ faces like a mirror or a clear pond on a calm day. But one day it was…

Weird Reactions

Let’s get one thing straight first: What happened the other night in the theater in Aurora, Colorado is absolutely reprehensible and incredibly sad. I learned about the tragedy first thing the next morning while looking up midnight box office returns for the Dark Knight Rises. My¬†immediate thought: “I wonder how this will affect the weekend box office of the Dark…

Live-Blogging: Batman Begins

Since I couldn’t go see The Dark Knight Rises at midnight like everyone else in America, I figured I would settle for Batman Begins, a film I hadn’t watched in years. And, you know, just to make it interesting, I kept a running tally of my thoughts. Honestly, I don’t know if this will make a lick of sense without…

Watching the Storm Roll In

It hasn’t rained here in a long time. Really rained, I mean. It sprinkled the other morning, got cloudy once a few weeks ago, but we haven’t had a good soaking rain in months. Until last night. The clouds act as an appetizer, roiling and amassing on the horizon. Puffy and tame at first, they stack on one another like…