Apple Pie

On this withering new morning,This first of December,I can feel the cold wind penetrateThe solid brick of my home.A Spring arrived this yearand yet within there was decay.A summer blasted and scorched in seething pain.Autumn settled and my spirit rest beneath the leaves.And as mother earth returns to sleepand her beauty fades to white,There is …

Back from the Crash

I have long been away. There can be no questioning that. I can't say whether I will henceforth be updating this account regularly as I had in the past. What I can say right now is that since my motorcycle crash last October, I have become engrossed by the powers of songwriting and poetry--both of …

On Reincarnation

I’m afraid of squishing a bug because I am always worried that it might be my grandfather reincarnated. Not that I believe he is not worthy of returning in any other earthly form. First, I don’t even know how the process works, if it is even true. If it is true, then I don’t see …

the epic in progress

Maintaining this blog stands among my highest priorities, yet it is imperative that I continue to work on my story. Being that it will be my first substantial endeavor in narrative writing, it's funny that it should be an epic. Usually an epic is something that a writer builds up to within his or her …

Waiting for the Band to Play

Sitting on a couchWaiting for the band to playWaiting atop my pouchWaiting for the band to playThere’s something in my mind, looking for my lost valentineWant so much to be mine, better not waste an ounce of timeI’m sitting on my couchWaiting for the and to play.In this bowl lies ones harvest, one’s goldIn this …

The Blogophoneator G4X – Part II

The iphone will soon be used in handling nearly every global problem in the next two or three decades. I recently discovered an application that assists the absent-minded in finding their cars. The extent to which we rely on these innovations is far from reaching its pinnacle. International leaders will interact with each other using …

Tour De Force

Watching the 1947 film 'Dark Passage', I was enthralled by the chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They seem as though they are two sides of one coin--the coin being a tough-as-nails, yet smooth-talking and independent human being. They are essentially the male and female version of the same personality. They are two souls …

John Adams

The book by David Mccullough may be just slightly better than the epic mini-series, which was on HBO two or three years ago and nothing short of awesome. Paul Giamatti might have been born to play John Adams while Laura Linney delivered as always in her portrayal of Mrs. Adams.Similar to the series, the book …

Home

I look out my window this morning as the hour slowly approaches noon. Outside there is no lifting wind, no cleansing rain nor looming thunder. There is nothing that might distinguish this morning of August 19, 2010 from any past. I suppose it is the sheer gravity of last night’s events, its profound yet bittersweet …

the kids are all right, the parents…not so much. Paul’s Defense.

I walked out of the theater last night not quite sure what to make of 'The Kids Are All Right.' I knew that the acting was great, for it was the kind that always inspires me as an actor whenever I witness it. Annette Bening's performance in particular was so exceptional that it reminded me of …

a state of mind

I hear the jubilant, eternally nostalgic sound of the Ronettes, a sound that has always reminded me of some long-remembered high-school dance or 1960s Christmas party, radiating from the living room. I think I hear Bruce Springsteen. His songs often have that feel, particularly the fast-paced party songs infused with the sultry, steaming sound of …

The Blogophoneator G4X

>As technology grows, so too should our minds. I am writing now from my sofa using my trusty miracle phone, which is a device capable of pretty much anything but launching me to the moon. I am often surprised at the extent to which we have come to depend on and indulge in certain technologies--namely …

“It depends on who’s looking”

>"What do you look like?", he asks. There is nothing but static on the other end of the phone until he hears the voice whisper back softly. "It depends on who's looking." I've always been deeply interested in the unexplained, or more specifically, in the mysteries of the world that exist beyond the realm of …

The westward beacon

This is Joel Quinby. I am writing you, the pilgrim, from a hotel room in Naples, Florida--sharing with you the wonderful gift of communication given to us both by our innovative predecessors. What shall we invent? What can we contribute to the next generations? Well, being that I am a journalist, a writer, I will …

Whirlwind Condition

Wow! That's right, I have a blog. Nice to know we're off to such a great start ladies and gentlemen (so far it's still just yours truly since I still have yet to invite anyone to the Quinby realm). At this moment I'd like to take a pause in memory of a blog I started …

Pilot

A good friend of mine recently started his own blog, which inspired me to give the whole thing another shot. It's about 1:30 in the morning, and I am a bit tired to post anything too lengthy. For now, I'll leave something that ought to start this blog on something close to the right foot. …

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