Outer Space Vacation

A dream journal entry from December 7th, 2004*… I dreamed that the family was taking a vacation to outer space. Packing was a very big deal. I kept packing and wearing the wrong clothes. I wanted to wear my Incredibles t-shirt, but couldn’t. Then I realized that I was wearing it underneath everything. The spaceship […]

Batman Versus Superman: The Review

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opened in theaters last week and I finally got the chance to see it. The critical reviews are terrible. That combined with the extremely long running time (2 hours & 25 minutes!), made me even more wary. However, I’ve enjoyed of of Zack Snyder’s previous films. What was really […]

Spiders, Spiders Everywhere

A dream journal entry from October 25th, 2004* Spiders, spiders, everywhere. In my clothes and in my hair. Trying to get to work but they’re Closing in..in. I make a dash for it as I use A Rafallo’s door menu to cut the webs through There are pirates on my mind and I don’t know why. […]

Weightlessness and Vodka Was Making Me Happy

A dream journal entry from October 18th, 2004, 4:44am*… I dreamed that a girl and I bought a bunch of vodka and went hiking in the Hollywood Hills.  I took a lot of effort because we weren’t prepared, were carrying simple water bottles. When we get to a shed, we met a lady doing some […]

Beleaguered Truth Book Review

Messenger has created a truly sociopathic, monster of a character Following the aftermath of the murders, election results, and sinister revelation in 2012’s Shattered Triangle: A Consequential Murder, author William Messenger dives deeper into the psyche of his characters in book two of his trilogy, Beleaguered Truth. Each of his primary characters is beleaguered by their […]

Shattered Triangle: A Consequential Murder Book Review

It’s these characters that draw you in… I first read SHATTERED TRIANGLE when the first edition came out a couple years ago. It is an easily consumed, yet compelling murder mystery by a local Los Angeles author, William Messenger. The prose tends to be overly concerned with descriptions and the minute historical details of Los […]

Weather the Weather

“Weather the Weather” Overcast skies and overcast mind Over and under, through clouds of all kinds Whether to weather the weather or whether To blow the man down or keep it together The North Star you’ll stay, twinkling and bright These storms I can brave with your light every night – September 9, 2013

The Thought of it All

“The Thought of it All” Remembering a moment and savoring the thought A sweet, sublime melody cornered and caught Finely construed over the distance time passes The bluest of skies and the greenest of grasses This counterpoint nuanced and cadences written Oh, polished recall! Oh, memory smitten! – September 9, 2013