🎬 I honestly wasn’t all that excited at first despite enjoying the first movie very much, but Deadpool 2 turns out to be really funny, exciting, and touching. Lots of momentum from start to finish, with many unexpected moments and surprising twists and turns.
🎬 Saw another fantastic horse-themed movie today: Lean on Pete from director Andrew Haigh based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. Tense, almost too tense, emotional, beautifully filmed and acted.
🎬 Just watched The Rider from writer/director Chloé Zhao and starring Brady Jandreau (and his real father and sister.) The film lightly fictionalizes his real-life search for identity after a terrible rodeo accident. Incredible film full of understated emotion and tension.
I switched to a new theme in WordPress and merged my microblog with my blog. Seems to be the efficient choice. Now I’m testing the various ways to post, including this post from the iOS Micro.blog app. This integration is kind of amazing!
Atmospheric, dark, and fairy-tale-esque new flash fiction by Philip Ivory: “Apparition on the Threshold” online now in the latest issue of Ghost Parachute.
I accomplished 30 poems in 30 days for #napowrimo/#glopowrimo, plus additional fragments, images, and lines! Plenty of material to revisit and revise.
My two latest poems published online today in the latest issue of Manzano Mountain Review! “A haunting” and “Annular Eclipse” seemed to fit with the issue’s theme of “Summer Haunts / Summer Hauntings.” So happy to be included!
Tucson writer and The Writers Studio instructor Frances Lynch on time travel, New Zealand, and friendship: “Time Travel” in Wanderlust Journal.
Tucson writer Philip Ivory’s frustrating tale of one of his stories that might actually finally see publication soon: “The Little Story That (Almost) Could(n’t)“
“My Unbelievable Man” is my latest published poem—and my first in print!— and it arrived in the mail yesterday in The Laurel Review 50.2.
Mesmerizing and delicious article: “A Weird and Wonderful History of Ramen.”
My knowledge of ramen was limited to those cheap packaged blocks I’d buy in college when I needed a break from Mac & Cheese, and “Naruto.”
I don’t consider myself a foodie, but Bone & All is a great blog from Tucson writer Lela Scott MacNeil.
I continue to be astonished by how people are using HiRISE images of the Martian surface. The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s East Village Planetarium is putting these data and that dome to good use.
Na/GloPoWriMo 2018, day #4 quick word: “nitrogen”
Today’s Na/GloPoWriMo word-from-a-poem-I-wrote-today: “oatmeal.”
Journals consider online posts published, so I no longer share my Na/GloPoWriMo poems. But I’ll share a favorite line or image at the end of the week.
A word from yesterday’s poem: “bully”
A word from today’s: “Mars”
Lovely descriptions and images in this recent poem “Last Journey to the Sea” by Tucson poet Alice Hatcher.