A common mistake, this side of the Pacific, is to oversimplify Japanese anime as a genre. The majority of the western public tends to think of anime as silly Japanese cartoons with robots, over-sized eyes, and too many curves on depictions of teenage girls.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever see an old person trying to catch a bus? It’s as uncomfortable to watch as it is fascinating. I’m talking about a very old person, seventy-five and up, hauntingly tottering down the sidewalk as they deliberate between catching that 9:15 bus and the natural state of their decaying body. It’s as far away from an actual jog as you can possibly get. You can see the osteoporosis salivating at every fragile hobble.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This past Christmas Eve was the first that I didn’t spend with my family. I wish I could tell you there was a good reason. That something pressing came up. I wish I could tell my family that. But the simple fact of the matter is that holiday travel is outrageously expensive. The obvious high jacking of prices by airlines, during the most traveled time of the year, is pure terrorism on the senses and bank account. So I just couldn’t afford it. Far and away from the hearth and home in Baltimore, Maryland, I was to spend my 2013 Christmas Eve in Hollywood.Continue Reading... No Comments.