Lynched in Seattle

"We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe."- a quote from the Aitareya Upanishad, read by David Lynch before introducing Inland Empire to a Seattle audience On Wednesday night, I took a seat in Seattle's magnificent Cinerama theater and braced myself as David Lynch took the stage in front of the city's biggest screen.He welcomed us, and then announced that … [Read more...]

Death of an Angel

I've just learned that Solveig Dommartin, the otherworldly beauty who brought an angel down to earth, and who found wings of her own, in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (my favorite film), died of a heart attack on January 11.She was 45 years old. … [Read more...]

“Through a Screen Darkly” – An Evening of Celebration and Gratitude

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Last night, Linda Wagner (right) and her husband Larry (taking the picture) joined Anne and me for a late, celebratory dinner at Saltoro in Shoreline, Washington. We were celebrating, as you can see, the arrival of several big boxes of books... copies of Through a Screen Darkly.It was Linda who first approached me at Seattle Pacific University in 1995 to invite me to join a writer's group, and who co-edited an arts magazine with me called The Crossing for several years after that. For all of … [Read more...]


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