Sunday, March 29, 2015



Each time the delivery trucks

Hit and knock partly over the


Stone cairn I built at the top of

Our dirt drive, each time, I re-


Build the cairn, stone by stone,

And each time the impatient


Drivers hit it and each time I

Rebuild it, until I'm getting good


Bob Arnold

Saturday, March 28, 2015


The Works

    Hard Rain Falling (1966, novel)

    Blade of Light (1967, novel)

    The Murder of the Frogs and Other Stories (1969, short stories)

    Getting Off (1971, novel)

    Payday (1972, screenplay)

    The True Life Story of Jody McKeegan
(1975, novel)

    Charles Bukowski's Post Office (1977, screenplay)

    A Couple of Comedians (1979, novel)

    Snyder, Whalen and Welch, Together (1981, magazine article)

    Turnaround (1981, novel)

    The Class of '49 (1985, novel and three stories)

    The Dispossessed (1986, novel)

    From A Distant Place (1988, novel)

    Fridays at Enrico's
(1993–1994, published 2014)

Friday, March 27, 2015


Wyoming 1954
photograph by Elliott Erwitt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Werner Herzog
A Guide for the Perplexed
(Faber 2014)
Conversations with Paul Cronin

 On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice.

1. Always take the initiative.
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
12. Take your fate into your own hands.
13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
16. Maneuver and mislead, but always deliver.
17. Don't be fearful of rejection.
18. Develop your own voice.
19. Day one is the point of no return.
20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
23. Take revenge if need be.
24. Get used to the bear behind you.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Robin Magowan

Robin Magowan
The Garden of Amazement
 Scattered Gems After Sâeb

 Longhouse 2015

112 pages, perfect bound, 6 x 8-1/2 inches
ISBN 978-1-929048-28-1

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