The Dot And The Line

Happy Valentine’s Day! Made me remember this story I recently came across, this romance between some characters I hadn’t thought about since I was a little kid. They became more relatable after this video, which incidentally Steven Spielberg told me about over Skype. He said it was called the “Citizen Kane of animation”, basically it’sContinue reading “The Dot And The Line”

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening (2015 Remix)

Robert Frost wrote the iconic poem about his horse and him stopping by the woods on a snowy evening in 1922. I hold a degree in English Literature so I can tell you with confidence that they almost certainly stopped there because the horse or him or both had to poop. A lot has changedContinue reading “Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening (2015 Remix)”

A Whole New Feeling

This eerie gray introduction scene to The Hudsucker Proxy captures New Year’s Eve so perfectly. I love every shot of the buildings in 1958/1959 New York, every written word is amazing and pin perfect AND the narrator’s voice is so good: “Come midnight it’s gonna be 1959. A whole nuther feeling. The new year. The future.Continue reading “A Whole New Feeling”

I Suppose You Think You Raised Hell.

Miller’s Crossing. (1990) I could argue it is my favorite Coens movie, and also my favorite gangster movie, along with Goodfellas (also released in 1990). Miller’s Crossing is very different from any other gangster film because of the trademark wit and clever wordplay that was so often the signature of the early Coens stuff. It’sContinue reading “I Suppose You Think You Raised Hell.”

Hey, I’m a person offline too.

I read a ton of biographies. In almost every biography of a success story, there is a moment early in their life when our protagonist goes against the grain and shows some initiative that separates him or her from the pack. Two weeks ago, I decided I was tired of emailing my resume out endlessly.Continue reading “Hey, I’m a person offline too.”

When To Leave

This is a good song to play in the background while reading this poem. Mood music courtesy of Vangelis. Press PLAY and scroll down or feel free to not press anything and continue with the Silent Version. Seriously though, why would you not play the song?   I could just leave right now. “Well, I’llContinue reading “When To Leave”

Out There On The Ice

Words and Photos by SC, your man on the ice. Music by Cut Copy. Went walking, came across some ice skaters and their faces were so expressive. I was taken by the looks of focus, intensity and fear while learners made their way round the rink and equally entertained by the looks of confidence and graceContinue reading “Out There On The Ice”

Chair Not Gonna Take It!

From my epic tolerance for every drug from Milk Chocolate to 70% Dark Chocolate to my wild and debauched nightly benders at the YMCA, Yoga class and Panera Bread, I’m universally regarded as unhinged, untamed and it’s understood that underwear is not in my vocabulary. WILD. AS. WILD. So obviously it comes with the territoryContinue reading “Chair Not Gonna Take It!”

“You are the Pan.”

I first saw Hook at the cinemas in December of 1991, it was a stunning movie to see at that age when you’re still not one hundred percent certain that the Peter Pan story is fictional. “The world’s a big place! It could happen, right? Hey, I’ve never been to London! Maybe Wendy’s window is magical!? MaybeContinue reading ““You are the Pan.””

The Telltale Pot

Well, if you want to know what happens when you want some tea and put a pot of water on the stove to boil and then leave the room to get your headphones and then plop down in bed and forget about it completely – eventually the loud interspersed banging and beeping permeates the musicContinue reading “The Telltale Pot”