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My Favorite Roger: Ebert’s Review of Michael Gilio’s Kwik Stop

We were all asked to write our “favorite Roger”, piece of writing, blog-post, commentary track, whatever. I chose Roger Ebert’s review of Kwik Stop, directed by my old friend and fellow Badlands enthusiast, Michael Gilio. Roger didn’t just review this … Continue reading

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Real Sleep No Icebergs

A re-post. I keep mentioning the “Tough Guy” from my past in my SPN re-caps, the Dean Winchester-type, and I’ve written a lot about him. He was so entertaining. He’s well-known to those who’ve read me regularly (mainly from this … Continue reading

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Snapshots

– Allison and I, while in Boston, were snowbound in our hotel on Sunday afternoon. We lay in bed and watched the documentary “The Armstrong Lie”, about Lance Armstrong. It’s fascinating and outrageous. We are a little bit obsessed with … Continue reading

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Elf You

Allison and I, holed up in our hotel room in Boston as the snow whirled down out of the sky, took pictures of ourselves and Allison dropped them into the Go Elf Yourself app, and this was the maniacal result. … Continue reading

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Last Night Friend Fragments

“Sheila, you know what it was? I was staring into the smiling face of mediocrity.” “What does he look like?” “Sex on a STICK, that’s what he looks like.” Picture pulled up on phone, shown. “Holy shit.” “There are 10 … Continue reading

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Party Crashers

This photo emerged from the Deeps of Time today. Mitchell and I were both guests on a live radio show in Chicago, hosted by the wonderful Scott Duff, and it was a bit of a dream come true, a weird … Continue reading

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Old Friends

Betsy and I go so far back that we remember playing make-believe games, and speaking in pretend English accents, and playing dress up and acting out scenes from musicals, as well as staging “tense” scenes in the playground like the … Continue reading

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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and totally brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, you are missing out. (She and friend Sean Abley have turned “Katie’s Corner” … Continue reading

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Snapshots

– I’ve been re-reading The Complete Essays of Mark Twain. He is so hilarious, there are times I have to put the book down and guffaw to myself. It’s amazing, how much his personality comes through his language. Not all … Continue reading

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My Favorite Roger: Michael Gilio’s Kwik Stop

An ongoing feature over at Roger Ebert’s site is “My Favorite Roger”: contributors writing about a piece of writing from Roger that they love in particular. Mine just went up. I wrote about Roger Ebert’s beautiful review of my friend … Continue reading

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