Hey there SMPC followers! I am planning a major re-design of this site this month to be ready by November 1, 2013. My hope is to put out much more writing in several forms, including sports writing, book movie, music and television writing, wine and liquor reviews, poems (Poem-of-the-Day RETURNS!), stories, scripts and whatever other… Read More Spaceman’s Pancakes Re-design COMING!
Tonight the Boston Celtics continue their playoff run against the Philadelphia 76ers, playing the role of underdogs despite home court advantage and the superior regular season record. They are underdogs because their best player, point guard Kyrie Irving, will not play this spring following knee surgery. Their game-one win, like the rest of their improbable run… Read More NBA Playoffs: The Boston Celtics and the Season of the Weird
What if the merry old land of Oz we all came to love from the 1939 Judy Garland-classic was less merry and more of a horrific post-apocalyptic dreamscape? Well, then you’d be watching the 1985 Disney film Return to Oz. It’s bleak. It’s terrifying. It has the structure of an actual nightmare. And it co-stars a… Read More The Re-Animated Podcast: Episode 3- Return to Oz
Bob Dylan sings, “She knows there’s no success like failure/ and that failure’s no success at all” in his song She Belongs To Me. It’s one of those great Dylan lines that is both totally captivating and essentially meaningless. But, while it is more of a clever construction than an actual insight, it has the… Read More Are McDonald’s Recent “Fails” a Strategy?
Lying on the couch Watching the game. My little boy’s head rests on my chest
Together we walk Your tiny hand in my hand My sweet little boy
Alone on the concrete As the dawn begins The echo of the ball against the pavement Is the only sound My head rises As I cross the chipped paint arch And press the ball harder Down into the ground Faster- Double time- Two fast steps and I pull Up from the cement I rise- Feet… Read More Poem of the Day #22- 9/12/17