Reflections On Watching 2001 For the First Time Since My Dad’s Stroke

The last time I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, my Dad had the stroke that would eventually lead to his death in 2012. I wasn’t with him at the time. Venice and I were at the Cinerama in Seattle, catching 2001 in Cinerama format. Though I’d seen the movie many times, on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray,… Continue reading Reflections On Watching 2001 For the First Time Since My Dad’s Stroke

Warning: This Post Will Make You Think About Death

I’ll be doing this one David Shields style, with selected quotes. (Shields, by the way, is the author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead) Franz Kafka: The meaning of life is that it stops.   From Exorcist III: Legion: Kinderman: The whole world isa homicide victim, Father.Would a God who is… Continue reading Warning: This Post Will Make You Think About Death

Re: The Year Just Past

The publication of Dismantle the Sun and the death of my father serve as the headline events for my 2012. I am pleased my Dad made it long enough to know that the book was out, but regret that he was in no condition to actually read the damned thing. So it goes. The election… Continue reading Re: The Year Just Past