Let me preface this by saying I am a huge Todd Solondz fan, ever since watching Happiness on a whimsical Blockbuster™ night, back in 2000.
I’ve been looking forward to Weiner Dog for quite a while, laughing at the trailer and excited by his casting choices.
I’ve learned what to expect from Todd Solondz, which also means giving in to the unexpected.
Continue reading Weiner Dog: existential therapy
Evolution is one of those things I can imagine when I see the progression as a diagram, but I’ve often pondered its pace and cause.
I imagine it is similar to my own mental growth: a new thought pattern is prioritized, I pursue it actively in my mind, and eventually it becomes me. At least, that is how I would like to be.
When I return home from a particularly bright day, everything is near-black. I stare through the murky grays and slowly things I recognize come into focus. It happens slowly, as the fog of darkness lifts.
I am constantly experiencing a similar adjustment with my habits and self evolution. I adjust to new living situations, friends, projects, dreams, cricks, and so on, each becoming part of me and therefore invisible. Each day is colored by those previous, each thought colored by our experiences. Continue reading Slow down and evolve
I was vegan once.
For 13 months.
I think in veganism, there are three main reasons: health, animal rights, and the environment.
I remember feeling empowered by veganism. People joke about you never have to ask if someone’s vegan because they will tell you. It is a broad generalization, but often true.
Continue reading Moderation: Ghosts of a Vegetarian
I’ve been told I am a snob and an elitist many times, either about my taste in movies or the things I fill my house with. I like nice things. To me, the joy they bring is worth the investment.
My father has this same love for quality and the satisfaction of using something that servers its purpose regularly, confidently, and for years on end.
Continue reading Materialistic excuses and the daily joy of something lovely