Hollywood

At the screening of The Road, we sat one row in front of the invited guests, who included the writer (Joe Penhall) and the director (John Hillcoat) of the movie. The first invited guest to arrive, and who took the seat directly behind me, was none other than Brett Ratner, director of such hits as ...

The Road

On Tuesday, M and I saw an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s book, The Road. The movie hews to the book so closely that it’s hard to distinguish between the two. It’s a harsh, post-apocalyptic story of a man and a body traveling a road in search of survival. The book uses spare language to depict ...

Dream

I dreamt last night that I was flying home from somewhere far away. I had an entire row next to the window all to myself, and there was a spare room in the back where I was allowed to go and nap. About halfway through the flight, the plan began a slow descent, first passing ...

Thought

Thought
The one that kept racing through my head at one in the morning, as I hovered over the toilet , was this: I spent four weeks in India and what finally gets me sick is quiche from Citarella. Ah, Cafe Coffee Day. How I miss your Solar Eclipse.

The face of a champ

The face of a champ
She may not have won the Boston Marathon, but Kara Goucher came closer than any woman has come to winning that old road race since Deena Kastor placed 5th in 2005. She was only 9 seconds behind the lead. She pushed it to the end. She’s a champ in my book.

Madonna trying again

This story made headlines today: Madonna to try again to adopt Malawian girl A few weeks ago, a court in Malawi refused to allow Madonna to adopt a second child from this poverty stricken nation, in part because of the concern that celebrity adoptions can have a negative effect on the lives of countless children ...

The digital age 1

From the NY Times: Comcast has introduced a new 50-megabit-per-second service at $139 a month, compared with its existing service that costs about $45 a month for 8 megabits per second. Time Warner just announced it will charge $99 for 50 megabits per second. Comcast told investors that the hardware to provide 50-megabits-per-second service costs ...

Miles

How many fans of Lost are out there? Did you like last week’s episode, focusing on Miles? If so, maybe you’ll enjoy this.

Hold Tight

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben My review rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a thrilling joyride. I had a hard time putting the book down both nights that I read it. The opening chapter sucked me right in, and gave me nightmares at the same time. I found myself completely engrossed in the plot, ...

Wrong side 1

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. From the moment I opened my eyes I felt it. I was short with my wife, lecturing her about how to handle frustrating co-workers, yelling at the cat (though she yelled at me first), and generally feeling that I might tear off the ...