Thursday, August 03, 2006

lady in the water

i'm in l.a. which allows, among other things, the opportunity to see friends and movies. on my way this afternoon to see shyamalan's 'lady in the water', about which i'm hearing awful things...have loved all of his previous films - sixth sense, unbreakable, signs, and the village - but apparently lady in the water might break his winning streak.

he is, however, one of the few contemporary film makers who believes in the power of movies to inspire magic in the audience. i'll let you know later if lady in the water is waving or drowning.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Shatner Secrets

you can't go wrong with bill, one of the mystical mentors of this blog.


if you're about in southern california at the end of next week, we'd love to see you at soliton. if not, then why not become the first person to add a comment to this nascent blog, written in a jet-lagged state in the hope that some life will come of it.


Monday, July 31, 2006


this is slightly old news but some of you may not have heard it yet - the 5 ploughshares activists on trial in dublin charged with criminal damage to a US warplane have been acquitted. read their story on

we end where we begin

hi friends old and new

well, this is it - i've taken the plunge into the blogosphere - on second thoughts, you maybe can't plunge into a could bounce one...anyway, here i am...after being plied with offers of ever-deepening friendship, free movies, and a glass or two of whiskey, i am starting a blog.

it'll be about the things that i care for. so there'll be movies, there'll be politics, there'll be art, there'll be music, there'll be discussions of non-violence, there'll be opportunities to be involved in activism to make the world a better place, all through the lens that i can't quite seem to let go of - the notion that god IS, and that if that statement is true, then god is both bigger than any ideas i have about him/her, and at the very least, god is nicer than me.

i'd love to share some of this with you, so please, come bounce a sphere with me.