Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day

Spoiler-Free Section. Here’s the main adjective I would use to describe Arrival: Heavy. IS IT “GOOD?” Yes. How much $$ is it worth? – $8 movie ticket. What’s good about it? – Linguistics are cool. What about the acting? – Amy Adams carries this movie on her back and does it well. Jeremy Renner and … More Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day

Sure. Why not?

This is Phil – the Pill – updating from one of the meeting rooms at the office. (It’s weird, it’s “the office” when it’s the whole part of the building your company owns, but it’s never “my office.” “My office” would imply I have my own personal space to make these calls or whatever, but … More Sure. Why not?

Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly

I woke up reasonably early in the morning. It wasn’t three or four in the morning. That was the Last Phil, the Nocturnal Phil. The one who couldn’t sleep in past sunrise for fear that he’d missed his work shift. But, this was still early by many people’s standards. I decided I was in the … More Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly

Okay. So what the hell happened? We can start at the part where I deactivated my first Facebook under the ludicrous pretense that I would meet face-to-face with most of the friends who mattered to me. Nah. We can start at the part where I finally decided I needed to leave Blacksburg, Virginia in order … More

This is my worst fear, come to think of it. There are multiples, you know Those I’m about to face As I submit myself to the cold scrutinization Of a pulsing, merciless scanner And then there are multiples That we choose I can live in the dark. But I can’t write in the dark. And … More