Towering Moments

Finally got to visit the 9/11 memorial. They did an extraordinary job with it. Overwhelming in every way.

if I thought it would help, I would drive this car into the sea;
if the fire and smoke and explosions could speak for me;
if the words that I used to try to explain
how something inside of me started to break —
ah; but one by one, my words just got in the way.

—Brian Fallon, "Dark Places

Would you talk about how I loved her now? Tell my sins to God out loud? Would you cry? Cry, ‘cause I was gone? Would you spit and hiss and curse my name, and embarrass me to the other graves? Would you lay right down with me, underneath the ground?

—Brian Fallon


I am a heart on fire
and all the world’s a fuse;
so don’t get close.


I was worried about FF5 V2.0. I’m not anymore.

Linkin Park

—The Requiem / The Radiance


we knew the world would not be the same —
a few people laughed, a few people cried;
most people were silent.

i remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita —
Vishnu was trying to persuade a prince that he should do his duty,
and to impress him, takes on multi-armed form
and says:

"now i am become Death; the Destroyer of Worlds."

i suppose we all thought that, one way or another.


Current Reading List


Fiction: “Stowaway to Mars”, by John Wyndham (as John Beynon)

Fiction, Short"Wanderers of Time", by John Wyndham (as John Beynon)

Non-Fiction"The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films", by Doug Adams

Critical"The Wes Anderson Collection", by Matt Zoller Seitz

Art"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles — Cloaks & Daggers", by Daniel Falconer

Magazine"Backstory, August 2014"

Screenplay: "The Remains", by Meaghan Oppenheimer


There just aren’t enough fucking hours in the day.

Precisely why we still need, and will always need, hand-drawn animation. Stunning.

Nailed it.