Why We Should Memorize Poetry : The New Yorker

Why We Should Memorize Poetry : The New Yorker.

Adelaide Screenwriter: Ten lessons from Terry Gilliam

Adelaide Screenwriter: Ten lessons from Terry Gilliam.



5. All you’ve really got in life is story.

I think the important thing is stay true to what you believe. I mean it’s much more important to make your mistakes than somebody else’s mistakes. Like too many other filmmakers have compromised because somebody advised them [that] if you change this, the film will be more successful commercially. And then the film isn’t successful commercially, and these people get so depressed and destroyed because they didn’t ever finish making their film the way they intended it. You’ve got to believe in what you’re doing. And you’ve got to be willing to take the consequences of whatever it is. If you succeed, fantastic. If you fail, you might have to get a proper job.


By K.J. Kwon and Jethro Mullen, CNN

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — In its latest bout of saber-rattling, North Korea on Friday warned of the possibility of “strong physical counter-measures” against South Korea in relation to tougher sanctions imposed this week by the United Nations.

The threat against South Korea came a day after the North said it would carry out a new nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches as part of a new phase of confrontation with the United States.

The statement Friday from North Korea’s Committee for Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said it would take action against South Korea if it “takes a direct part” in the U.N. sanctions.

The South Korean Unification Ministry declined to comment specifically on the new threats from Pyongyang. It reiterated its stance that North Korea should refrain from further provocations.

The two Koreas are technically still at war from the…

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Who knew?

Revised: 20, 638 people saw “Everything else can be out of focus…” which is, again, poetically appropriate to my life.

Thanks Terry Gilliam via Adelaide Screenwriter; there was tons of good advice here.


…that 2,002 people (more than many of the other posts on my FB ‘page’) would see my little half-haiku that is so essentially how I think–the font is too small but here’s the line (and I was feeling this way when I ‘wrote’ it — more like jotted it down):

How do I get back to myself?

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The Eighth. It’s warmer today. McCarron is a pretty good QB for that Alabama team. He has one more year to play, 3 championships, 2 in a row. Where do you go from there?

So far, the drive 2 blocks home, uneventful. The coffee maker decided not to work today, I wonder why that is. Walk in to a plugged funnel system, the top overflowing, grounds everywhere they shouldn’t be. That’s an annoying disruption to the chi of the morning, despite the glorious sunrise here.

On the news, there is a petition to deport a British ‘host’ which is kind of interesting, that there would be enough people who hate that guy to sign a petition. There are a lot of Cadillac ads these days, I wonder what’s up with that. I need to take a shower. It’s cold in my room. There appears to be no consistent way to regulate the heat on this end of the ‘house.’ It’s supposed to be warmer today. That’s the morning update. Purposefully mundane. It’s called discipline. I suppose.