Saturday, September 16, 2017

Under "interlude"

Hello again. As you might be able to tell from the dates of the posts, I wrote the last interlude partially in response to Hurricane Irma hitting us in Florida. We didn't get much damage, but Tampa seems to finally have been hit by a hurricane, which hadn't happened for nearly a hundred years. What did happen was that my house lost power for a day and a half and it made me reflect on how much I take for granted what electricity allows us in the first world. Now let's dig into the interlude!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Political and plot happening. Not so sure it's meaningful plot, but events do occur.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Under "feature"

"I still feel like episode 8 of TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN set a challenge." Warren Ellis, talking about the weirdest episode of David Lynch's magnum opus. Ellis's working on a revamp of a whole '90s comix universe in The Wild Storm, so it's fitting that he should reference Twin Peaks which itself has returned this year from its truncated end in the early nineties. I've watched the first part of the finale now and will be putting on the second in a minute. I said to a friend, "This show started when I was 1." Then I realized I was wrong about that--I'd confused the year of the prequel movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me with the original show. It's actually a few months older than I am, falling in that weird almost a year between the days Taylor Swift and I were born. There's a reference you probably didn't expect! Well, let's get to the autopsy...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Feature Presentation

I'm not the biggest fan of strong pronouncements like "And now, something completely different..." And yet, moving into this scene, I want to say just that. This is a shift in the play and I will discuss it in some detail in the autopsy post. We will soon return to our regularly scheduled programming, if anyone really needs to know what the future holds with Pompo or Carl. And now, something completely different...

Under "interlude"

Back when I first wrote the monologue of "interlude," I had recently shaved my head, so no wonder Pompo would do so. I initially scrapped this consideration of hair as too specific for Pompo's introduction into the play and rewrote the initial interlude, always knowing I would return to this one. That's why now, as I've posted it, my hair has grown back considerably. A co-worker asked me one day this week if her memory was right and I had all my hair cut off in May--when I replied in the affirmative, she said "Your hair grows fast!" I'm still processing that comment. I guess some or most people can tell if hair grows fast, but the awareness, day in and day out, that such an observation requires is beyond me. It's like someone saying "that paint dries fast!" and thinking, did they sit there and watch it dry? Or I could say the same with the grass growing. Let's get to the jump here...

Sunday, August 27, 2017


You have to wonder--does Pompo have the same tape recorder as Carl?

Under "scene two"

You all know the drill. We're doing a post of play--either a scene or an interlude--followed by a post of reflection on that scene.