Tag Archives: life


1 Jan

So I was catching up with “My So-Called Life” on hulu (what a great opening, huh? Reminds me of “I was just sitting in the U-bend thinking about death”) and the main character (15 in 1994, which makes her thirty now) said something about how all of the older generation knew exactly where they were when Kennedy was shot but my generation has nothing like that. She kind of wished that there were something like that to unite us, or something. (She’s not the most eloquent of confused high-school girl characters.)

But I remember that precise growing-up-in-the-nineties feeling.

Dave Barry wrote about it too, about how his younger nephew (or something) once told him that he wished there would be another world war so that something would be going on during his lifetime. Something interesting. Something involving. Something on a worldwide scale to be a part of.

This is all, of course, before 9-11 happened and we can all say exactly where we were when it happened. It’s not really what I wanted from a generation-unifying worldwide event, but it’s what we got.

Here’s hoping to much more positive one in the coming year and/or decade.


Actual Update

12 Oct

Since I’m back on the blogging bus, I guess I should present an actual update since I’m sure one or two members of the vast legion of my readership don’t know.

About two months ago now Dominey and I packed all of our stuff up, including a motorcycle, and put it all into my prius, and a very small uhaul trailer (yes the Prius can tow a trailer. It’s badass. Like the Batmobile. But fuel efficient). Then we drove away from CA with our destination of the East Coast firmly in mind. That, however, is as specific as our destination was. We didn’t know where we were going, when we would get there, or what we would do once we did.

After a long long drive, several visits with friends along the way, lots of money spent, and a long frustrating search for housing, we’ve signed a lease on a small two bedroom cottage in Afton, VA (it’s near Charlottesville). It’s on a horse farm, in a beautiful little area with views of distant mountains and nearby lake. Yes, you should come and visit. After we finally move in, which is in a week.

Now I just need to find an income.


22 Sep

I think the biggest problem is that with what I want to do, the kind of movies I want to make, collaboration is required. But there are no nearby collaborators in my life.