Gremlins on the Wing

Have you ever seen that Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? Or at least The Simpsons parody? William Shatner plays a passenger on a flight who sees a gremlin on the wing of the plane, sabotaging the engine. Whenever he tries to draw other passengers’ or the crew’s attention to it, the gremlin jumps […]

Where have all the icons gone?

The death of David Bowie affected me more than I thought it would. But in a different sort of way. I’m normally pretty phlegmatic about celebrity deaths, births and marriages, and I wasn’t even a huge Bowie fan. I mean, I’ve loved the existential sadness of Space Oddity since I was a kid, playing my […]

2015 was a year that happened

2015 felt like a year where not much happened. As I tally up all the culture I consumed and my own little adventures, it looks a bit threadbare. But I think this was mostly due to a fairly productive year on the creative front. I finished a novel and a one-act play, and wrote a […]