Kubla Khan Read by Benedict Cumberbatch

I recently posted that Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan is my favorite poem.  Then I found this clip of Benedict Cumberbatch reading it.  Although the cadence and pace are not the same as the way I typically read it, which is really similar to the way my college professors did, the change in pace shifted my […]

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For Those in Doubt…Including Me

I get these Daily Rumpus emails by Stephen Elliott, and Saturday he linked to this video on The Rumpus site. The Gap by Ira Glass came at a good time. Reading over the short stories I’m working on, and recent drawings left me with the it’s-all-crap feeling. All the creative types I know suffer through […]

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Creating the Theme for Twin Peaks

Oh, this is just beautiful.  Are you a Twin Peaks fan?  It’s weird how certain topics come up in conversation over and over again.  I’d watched Twin Peaks a bit when it first aired, but I was a bit young (my parents really weren’t all that thrilled about their 13 year old watching it).  I hadn’t really thought […]

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