Jake started getting cataracts about three years ago. He showed signs of deteriorating hearing a couple of years ago. He stopped walking normal about a year ago.…… Read more “Frayed”
My office is my refuge. It is the fertile garden from which I hope many grand stories to grow. I’ve been working on it since we bought…… Read more “Oh, What a Fineday!”
In the last post, we scraped the surface of our plot, and today, I’d like to introduce you to the characters who will drive our tale.
“Peaking” is a one-hour drama-comedy series that follows a failed playwright who makes inspirational videos about hiking the mountains of California with his girlfriend. His life is not what he imagined it would be, made all the more desperate when he receives a devastating diagnosis of stage four cancer.
Why are male friendships so difficult?
When I was a very young man, I bought the lie that men and women couldn’t be friends. In reality, I was being immature. Since that time, I’ve found friendships with women tend to be meaningful and stand the test of time. Meanwhile, the companionship I have felt with other men has proven to be wrought with strife.
This film made it seem like if only this rather normal man who happened to have this shocking dark side didn’t get caught, he would have been the perfect husband and father. Of course his relationship with Liz was already strained because he cheated on her, disappeared for days, stole things and threatened to “break her fucking neck” if she told anyone, threw her into a river and then gas lighted her to make her seem like she was overreacting, grew bored of her and tried to suffocate her with CO2 gas, and was… well, Ted Bundy!
Last night I dreamt I was hanging out with Stephen Colbert in some kind of awards dinner. The event was packed with celebrities, and the chief thing…… Read more “Dreams”
As the sun begins to set on Southern California, turning the sky a majestic amber and bringing a blanket of hush across the land, I allow myself…… Read more “Lame Claim to Fame: A Personal Account of Weird Al’s Star Ceremony”
If you’re wondering how wolfinwool.wordpress.com suddenly became sebastianshepherd.wordpress.com, this is the explanation you’ve been seeking. As a storyteller with an incredibly common name, I have christened myself…… Read more “Wolfinwool Becomes SebastianShepherd”
It is a curious feeling, really. To see the themes and plot devices so strong in another film so many years after your own, but to recognize…… Read more “Upgrade, Indeed”