Summer Camp Reflections/Musings

I’ve been working on my July in Review post the last few weeks (yes, weeks – I know, I’m pathetic) and I haven’t been able to finish it. Everything about it is finished except for the last section. For the life of me I can’t bring myself to summarize my two weeks away at camp.Continue reading “Summer Camp Reflections/Musings”

Mohicans and Metaphor

There are a handful of moments in books and movies that strike my heart, mind, and sympathies unflinchingly. Generally these are moments characterized by some sort of passionate overflow of emotion or thought. One such scene happens to be in my favorite movie, The Last of the Mohicans, a story about a dying era andContinue reading “Mohicans and Metaphor”

Movie Review: Inception

Inception is one of those movies that’s either met with a groan or a grin – or both. The groan because – wow – multi layered dreams are confusing, or a grin because – wow – multi layered dreams are confusing. Yes, I know I gave the same reason for both. Really, the grin orContinue reading “Movie Review: Inception”

June in Review

Summer always comes with relief, but this June seems much more relaxing than any other has been. I’ve done lots of reading (surprise, surprise), crossed a couple movie off my never ending to-be-watched list, caught up on Gilmore Girls, done some writing, and laid around doing absolutely nothing. People talk about being bored in theContinue reading “June in Review”

Writing, Release, and Summer

Summer in all its chlorine scented, air conditioned, peach hued, iced coffee glory is finally here. Finally. I almost don’t believe it. This was my first afternoon without obligations and I kept thinking to myself, ‘don’t I have algebra homework?’ The next three months will pass quickly, they always do, but I welcome their release.Continue reading “Writing, Release, and Summer”

Movie Review: Interstellar

Generally I’m not one for space movies, but this one, this one, oh my word. I don’t think I’ve been that affected/touched/provoked to thought by a movie in a long while. Not since The Tree of Life at least. For me to enjoy science fiction, it can’t be so fantastic that it no longer feels attached to reality.Continue reading “Movie Review: Interstellar”