RAUCHWATCH 2004: Finished the book. Will blog on various aspects of it later. For now I will just update the RauchWatch to note that we never did get talk of mothers and fathers. Grrr.I did throw out the dahlia, so it is no longer like a ghostly cricket, creaking where a house was burned. … [Read more...]


"'I wanted to try this new drink: That's all we do, isn't it -- look at things and try new drinks?'" --Ernest Hemingway, "Hills, Like White Elephants" … [Read more...]


THERE'S NOTHING ORIGINAL IN ME, EXCEPT...: So I ran across this person who says she doesn't believe in original sin.Fine.But what I want to know is, what does she call it? What does she call that yearning toward hate, that reverse heliotropism? What does she call the damage that all of us bear from the time of our earliest memories? Is it that she genuinely believes in Good People vs. Bad People? There must be some explanation for the fact that so many of us would rather have five million … [Read more...]


"KISSABLE PICTURES": GIRL TROUBLE. This section is more explicit than I expected, don't click if you don't wanna, etc. etc. Not approved by the Comics Code Authority. It all starts here; the most recent section is here. Your comments, esp. critical ones, most welcome. … [Read more...]


PSA from Act One: [PLEASE CUT, PASTE, FORWARD AND LINK! HELP US GET THE WORD OUT...THANKS!]act one inc. and Artists for a Renewed Society present,Making a GOOD Writer GREATA Creativity WorkshopSaturday, May 22, 2004Featuring:Linda Seger, PhD (Making a Good Script Great, The Art of Adaptation, Web Thinking, Creating Unforgettable Characters)Plus: Barbara Nicolosi Tom ProvostJoin Hollywood insiders Linda Seger, Tom Provost and Barbara Nicolosi for an intensive, day-long workshop … [Read more...]


But that lucky old sun Ain't got nothing to do But roll around Blogwatch all day...I'm back from NH, but feeling sickish, so posting may be light until I am back on the attack. For now, why not check out these fine people?Church of the Masses: Great post exploring the "Christian as leaven" metaphor, and also giving us a sneak preview of her upcoming Nat'l Catholic Register column: "Applying the Holy Father's philosophy of personalism to entertainment and the arts would be a wonderful … [Read more...]


As the bridegroom to his chosen, As the king to his realm, As the keep unto the castle, As the pilot to the helm, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the fountain in the garden, As the candle in the dark, As the treasure in the coffer, As the manna in the ark, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the ruby in the setting, As the honey in the comb, As the light within the lantern, As the father in the home, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the sunshine in the heavens, As the image in the glass, As the … [Read more...]