My podcast interview with author Ryan C. Thomas is now online!

May 15, 2014


In case you missed it, I recently interviewed the horror/splatter punk author Ryan C. Thomas over at the Drinking with Writers podcast. For an author who spends a great deal of pages writing out vividly terrifying descriptions of death and destruction, I think the above picture of him is a actually an accurate representation of his bright […]

Putin bans cursing in books/films; No one can write “He’s no pussy”

May 7, 2014


As I flaunt my right to write dirty headlines, another country is about to lose theirs. NPR reported today that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law this week that requires books containing obscenities to come in sealed packages with warning labels and that bans cursing in movies and the performing arts. The law is set […]

Matthew Weiner still writing final ‘Mad Men’ episodes

May 1, 2014


NPR featured a good story on Matthew Weiner and the final, (irritatingly) 2-part season of Mad Men. If you ever suspected that little thought when into the show’s plot lines you were right. Weiner already said that he never seriously considered how to end the show until the end of season 4, but as of today he still doesn’t […]

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Herman Melville beats Dan Brown in new readers’ poll; Jesus beats all

April 30, 2014


It’s a good day whenever classic literature ranks high on a readers’ list. It’s an even better day when 50 Shades of Grey isn’t even on it. The Harris Poll, which was conducted originally in 2008 and again in March of 2014, asked 2,234 U.S. adults what their favorite book is. According to the results, Across all the […]

Posted in: Books

Making the local news… and writing, writing, writing in the mean while

February 28, 2013


After a week off from shooting, the documentary I’m working on made local news headlines in Portland. It feels great. I suppose nothing quite reminds you of your community’s significance like a handful of strangers suddenly coming along and pointing video cameras at you. From the Portland Tribune: This year Nike’s Jordan Brand has been […]

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February 20, 2013


46 days ago I left my home and long-term girlfriend for work in another state, and I can’t be more thrilled to return to both tomorrow night. I’ll be back in Portland a week later for another 10 days of shooting, but the next seven in Los Angeles will be glorious, if not a little […]

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Writing through the weekend in news

February 12, 2013


I have no clue how I managed to add roughly 6,000 words to my manuscript over the past few days. Between the Grammy’s, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the return of The Walking Dead, The State of the Union Address, and the ongoing manhunt for Chris Dorner, I managed to sequester myself from nearly […]

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