Visceral, Like A Punch to the Throat Title: Atomic Blonde Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman Rating: R, Restricted CL’s Review: I went purposefully into Atomic Blonde with no preconceived notions of what to expect other than an action thriller. True, I hold some expectations when it comes to the actors involved.
I recently attended a writing workshop put on by the seemingly always effervescent Michelle Prince called “Book Bound.” I have to say that I went in with an open mind, as I am a fiction writer and I had pretty good idea that this was geared more towards non-fiction writers. Or, aspiring writers, to be more accurate. Everyone has a story. This was noted several times and I could not agree more. I know that I consider myself a rather average guy yet, when I […]
When I was a kid, I found escape through my (apparently) limitless imagination. I built forts which I protected from marauding Indians and errant spaceship attacks. I ran through the woods, chased by imaginary monsters and/or hit-men. I climbed trees to reach the heavens…sometimes falling back to the earth with a resounding bit of reality marking my skin and sometimes bones. By the time I reached high school, I converted that imagination into a flow of words that, to this very day, has failed to […]
“Once upon a time,” he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him. ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
Bound on all sides by the realms of imagination and fear and determination and hope. Set upon by my own curiosity and drive. Limited only by my own desires, My own mind. Take that breath. Take that step… Take the chance.