Friday, December 31, 2021

End of Year Twelve

I’ve done this for 12 years now. That seems staggering.

So, clearly, I didn’t have the most productive December as far as this blog goes. Life intervenes sometimes—a brutal work schedule for a few weeks, a new class that requires all-new materials, the holidays and the fact that I’m taking over a chair position on a local commission has put my time at a premium. With things dying down, I figured I’d just wait to the end of the year to start back up again.

I still have a chunk of movies to complete the latest 1001 Movies list and a few to finish up the Oscars. Those are going to be the initial focus for the next few weeks, at least until the next set of Oscar nominations comes out. You can also expect some focus on 2021 films for a bit.

Other than that, new year, same me. Just more productive this year, I hope.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

I'll Be Home for Christmas...

It’s been three weeks since I’ve posted here, which seems like an eternity. Work issues and other issues jumped up (nothing bad—just real life) and taken over for a bit. In a week or two, I’m moving in to a new position as the Chair of my local environmental commission, for instance. I’m going to be teaching a new class (completely new—never run before by anyone) class in January, which means creating new materials. And it’s the holidays, and while I have really wanted to not have my face buried in work and other things 24/7, it’s just not the case. I’m hoping things will calm down in the next week and we’ll go back to normal in January. That said, it’s a tradition to post 10 suggestions for the 1001 Movies list each Christmas, so here we go…

Saturday, December 4, 2021

What I've Caught Up With, November 2021

It’s been since before Thanksgiving that I’ve posted; I think this is the longest I’ve gone between posts since I started, but I might be wrong about that. I think, like a lot of people, I’m struggling still with the idea of COVID; my days sometimes seem over before they’ve begun. I’d love to tell you I’m going to rededicate myself to this blog in the coming months, but who knows? I’m going to try to post more; that’s all I can say. That said, I did get through four “bonus” movies in November. Not all of them were new to me, but they were all movies that I’d never put up a review on.