Locked Up

Locked up from Gabriel Grapperon on Vimeo.

Is the moral of this short film something like “don’t try too hard”?

I don’t think it is, but the thought did cross my mind while watching it. Ha!

Keeping in Touch Update #2

This summer is flying by so fast! I can’t believe it’s almost August already. I haven’t sent out any more snail mail packages since my last update in this series, but I have been messaging and emailing other people more often than I did before beginning this experiment. Store-bought cards feel less personal to me…

Suggestion Saturday: July 26, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. My Life in Law (a short story). I love this. Summer Is For Skinny People via mediocreventure. Do you agree? Disagree? I’ve always been skinny to average sized, so this is a new thought to…

It’s an Invitation, Not a Summons

I’ve known Bruce Gerencser for several years now. As fellow ex-Christians we have a lot in common. He’s  jumped in and out of blogging over the years. Every time he goes away again I feel sad, but I’m also pretty sure that he’ll be back once he’s gotten a better handle on the things that…

A Fred Sloman Movie?

One of my readers emailed me recently to see if I know anything about a film about Fred Sloman. It was made by Kodak and commissioned by the relatives of some of his students. This is a long shot, but do any of my readers happen to know where to find this film today? If so, leave a…

The Human Test

I almost stopped watching this quiz in the first minute or so of it. The questions seemed nonsensical, and I was sure that they were only going to get worse. There’s nothing wrong with being silly sometimes. I just wasn’t in the mood for that sort of thing today. You might feel the same way at…

Suggestion Saturday: July 19, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. 10 Deserted Places and Why They Were Abandoned. I spent most of my childhood living in northwest Ohio. My grandparents also live there, and one of the things I liked most about the drive to their farm…

What Makes a Question Stupid?

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but I’m not so sure about that. I have an account on a site that allows users to send each other anonymous questions. For the past few days someone has been sending many of us some odd messages. I’d call them questions, but I don’t always…

Moral People Don’t Brag About It

A few days ago someone I know asked how we can know if someone is a moral person. Conversations like this are fascinating to me due to how much they reveal about the world views of everyone who throws in their two cents. My theory is that moral people don’t brag about it. Ever. In fact,…

Suggestion Saturday: July 12, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Crazy. This is a fantastic first-person essay about what it’s like to live with a rapid cycling form of bipolar disorder. Lust via WilSenior. Everything I want to say about this link will give away spoilers. Ack! How…