Archive for April, 2005


Saturday, April 9th, 2005

As you might surmise from “Link 2” and “Link 3″ above the masthead illustration, this blog is still, as they say, under construction. I’m at the low end of what looks from this vantage point to be a very steep learning curve as regards the technology of blogging. For the first time in more than […]


Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Just a short note this time. Spent all day Thursday with Mary Skrenes, my co-writer on *Hard Time*, rummaging around inside the mind of Ethan Harrow’s primary antagonist in the second season of the series. I’m exhausted. Making yourself think like a sociopath is very hard work.

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Aside to Steven Grant: You’re right about my newfound technological illiteracy. In fact, I’m planning to write a post about it. But there is too an RSS feed on this page! Scroll down the right column and click or stomp or drag or spit, or whatever the hell it is you’re supposed to do, on […]

Project Dimbulb

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Do any of you watch Project Greenlight on Bravo (Thursday, 10pm e/p) ? Here’s the premise: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon sponsor an Internet contest in which writers submit screenplays and directors submit sample reels. Affleck, Damon, producer Chris Moore, and, this season, horror director Wes Craven pick one from Column A and one from […]

What’s that Abstain on Your Shorts?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Just something amusing I ran across online: Abstinence pledges make you horny. A new eight-year study just released reveals that American teenagers who take “virginity” pledges of the sort so favored by the Bush administration wind up with just as many STDs as the other kids. But that’s not all — taking the pledges also […]

Ownership Society

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Maybe it’s ADD. I used to think in in long, carefully-crafted, almost legalistic arguments. Now I think in plosives. Like this one. I make no claims for the following as carefully-reasoned political discourse. It’s more like a hunch or an instinct. Whenever Proxident Bush— I can’t bring myself to call him “President”; it just feels […]

How to Post Comments

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Several people have already written, asking me how to leave a comment. Click on the word “Comments” at the bottom of each post. If there are already comments present, it will display them, along with a form for entering your own. If not, you’ll just get the form. (Yeah, there was a glitch in the […]


Monday, April 4th, 2005

Against the screechings of my better judgment, I’ve decided to start a blog. My judgment screeches because it knows it’s only a matter of time before I say something here that I’ll regret. I’m cursed with a big mouth, lots of opinions, and a somewhat deficient self-censoring mechanism. But there are other considerations that outweigh […]