Monday, October 7, 2013

A Story Unfinished, and Other Minutiae

The blog lives, it's simply in hibernation. A story worth telling is a story worth waiting for. And this story is unfinished. It is also now officially in the realm of the unbelievable. The bizarre and beyond. What came before has been surpassed in spectacularly undignified fashion.

When it's finished cooking, I'll share it.

Until then, some bits (the minutiae):

Busy? Me? Oh, do you have an hour for me to tell you? Wish I even had time to read blogs, let alone write in mine.

Bad stuff: Friends, acquaintances, coworkers dying (by their own hands, by accident, or disease).

Good stuff: Family healthy, work successful, photography selling and being shown more in galleries. Reconciliation with sibling.

But the above is also just known as 'Life', so no complaints.

Books worth peeking at again: A.C. Clarke's "2001" (and beyond) quatrain; Dan Simmons' "Drood", "The Terror", and the ever-awesome Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat"

Time to start the annual Halloween series of reading and films:

- Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (and, yes, the Disney cartoon version too)
- Howard Hawks, The Thing From Another World
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (funny AND scary)
- Don Knotts, in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (take my word for it, kids love this)
- The Rifftrax version of The Screaming Skull
- The Haunting, from 1963, directed by Robert Wise, NOT the 1999 slop. Black and white, and you'll never believe how much just the sounds can scare you.

Feel free to share your favorite Halloween treats in the comments.