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ThingsYouSawInAMovie Helps You Find Products Used in Movies [Movies]

What a nifty idea! File this under “Wish I thought of that.” ThingsYouSawInAMovie Helps You Find Products Used in Movies [Movies]: If you’ve ever seen something in a movie that you wanted for yourself, ThingsYouSawInAMovie can help. Want the shoes a character was wearing? The car they were driving? ThingsYouSawInAMovie catalogs products used in films. […]

Daily logs

I kept a daily log for quite some time and then, for some reason, I stopped. I think it was a case of tool overload—too much hand-wringing about what tool was perfect for keeping up with the bric-a-brac of daily life—and rather than settling on one tool, I just stopped keeping the log. To set […]

PBS | Ombudsman | Lehrer's Rules

This from PBS ombudsman Michael Getler on Jim Lehrer’s sign-off last week: PBS | Ombudsman | Lehrer’s Rules: One of the things that has not changed, however, is Lehrer’s unwavering approach to journalism. So, in closing that final broadcast on Dec. 4 and providing a glimpse of the forthcoming new look, Lehrer said: “I promise […]

Garlic Zoom

Garlic Zoom Originally uploaded by ELBeavers Can you see the bulbs trembling in fear while staring despondently at the dread rotating knives of allium sativum doom inside this iron maiden custom made for garlic?! We’re about to get medieval on these bulbs and can’t wait to break this bad boy in. This was today’s impulse […]

Rands In Repose: Up to Nothing

I always enjoy what Rands offers up to us in his blog and, for me, this is one of the best posts he’s written yet. He talks about the art of doing nothing and the discoveries that come from just wandering around and letting your mind go… The moment I walk into a bookstore I […]

Shifting focus

  My original goal was to limit this blog to writing about the South and Southern literature, but I’m easing that restriction on myself. This blog will be my general outlet for creativity in general. It will include my photography and other types of work, too. I hope by easing the parameters I set for […]

Still kickin'

Sorry guys. I know it’s boring here. I don’t blame you if you’ve moved on, but I’m still kicking. I’ve had a ton of work projects on my mind lately and not a lot of time leftover for fun reading. Most of my reading has been from magazines. I did read Hugh MacLeod’s “Ignore Everybody,” […]

Finding joy in the ordinary

Life isn’t always exciting and sometimes you’re better off kicking back and finding joy in the ordinary. Sometimes our lives are stimulating and filled up with trips to the beach and amusement parks. More often than not, we stick closer to home or just stay at home. Life is better when you can find joy […]

Oxford American

If you aren’t familiar with Oxford American magazine you should definitely get to know it. The print magazine is gorgeous and brings real joy to checking the mail and the Web site has undergone some major revisions lately. If you are a fan of all things Southern, go there now.