When attending university, I decided to cover a local MUFON conference for a journalism class I took in 2011. MUFON is short for Mutual UFO Network. The network offers a safe space—online and off—where people can share their stories about seeing unidentified flying objects (UFO) and obscure experiences involving extraterrestrial beings.
Longer is the last book this science fiction writer wrote before dying. And I think that’s part of why I enjoyed it so much. He died from lung cancer and, while writing this, I assume he was contemplating death, love, and “loving life to death”—something the main character, Cav, contemplates in the book.Continue reading “Book Reflection: “Longer” by Michael Blumlein”
I picked up Life Itself wanting to learn more about the film industry and what makes a good movie. However, only a small part of the memoir covers these topics. The majority of it covers people involved in Ebert’s life. Continue reading “Life Itself: A sweet memoir by film critic Roger Ebert for himself as much as us”
On Writing by Stephen King is a must-read for aspiring writers. I wish I had discovered this book while taking fiction writing classes in college. It may have convinced me to drop out of school and actually do something, like write. Continue reading “Notes and Quotes: “On Writing” by Stephen King”