Casino Royale and Sensibility

Sunday night, I finally got a look at the new James Bond. Having never been a huge Bond fan, I didn't have much of a stake in watching it, but the DVD was sitting there on the coffee table, and I thought I needed a break, so I threw it in the player and sat …

St. Pauls’ Ten-Page Play Festival

Yesterday afternoon, between 75 and 100 people spent some four hours watching and participating in readings of plays in a surprisingly happy event: St. Paul's first Ten-Page Play Festival was an absolute joy. Plays by John Longenbaugh, Robert Neblett, La'Chris Jordan, Julie Newberry, Sean Patrick Leonard, and yours truly, as well as by another half …

Wrongly Imprisoned

A friend of mine sent this to me yesterday. A man named Eric Volz, a friend of a friend, has been wrongfully imprisoned in Nicaragua for a crime he didn't commit. After reading through the various pieces posted about this event, it seems overwhelmingly obvious that this man is innocent of everything except being American. …

Jesus Camp

Anjie was coming in late from Milwaukee. I was going to be up past midnight anyway, so after a long day of writing and doing taxes, I settled in to watch a documentary I’d heard lots about, a film I’d frankly been dreading. Jesus Camp, a film by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, chronicles a …

My Photoblog

I'm moving everything to WordPress, and since I've taken up photography as a hobby, I've decided to create a place to put my photos. I needed a blog so I could comment on the whys and wherefores of what I'm doing with them. Just FYI... Here's the link. It will also be permanently linked under …