The Lost Art of Letter Writing

How times have changed.

Not very long ago, letters were the best way of getting in contact with far off friends. I remember my sisters’ college acceptance letters, postcards from Gran, and handwritten notes to a friend in New York. I miss getting letters. They made us better writers, better readers, and more engaged friends.


There is something so personal about a handwritten letter, something that makes you feel special, remembered and cherished. Even though texts and emails can be received instantly, these types of communication rob their audience of anticipation. Frequently, I find myself wishing for a nice thick letter to arrive in my box, giving me a chance to hear the stories of friends in Berlin, Lima, and even far off Lagos. Letters are more than just words on a page. They are a representation of time spent on you. It is a rare occasion that I am not musing about friends. Yet the quickly sent text does little to express how much I love and miss them.
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Fiction Story · Thoughts

My Lady Jane: A Book Review

When I decided to read Cynthia Hand,‎ Brodi Ashton,‎ Jodi Meadows 2017 book My Lady Jane I was draw in by the description of it being similar to The Princess Bride. The other thing that caught my attention was the story of Lady Jane Grey.

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“An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.” Inception

The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity

An act, process, or instance of beginning

You guessed it today’s topic is about the genesis of an idea. But more importantly it is my idea of fan culture coupled with my review of the 2010 film Inception etc. Back in 2010 I was excited that any director/writer would want to explore the world of dreams. I’ve always found that the inner-life or dream-life of another person was very fascinating. After watching the movie with my “charming” family, their shouts of distaste and spluttering arguments about why the film wasn’t good, got me thinking. Why was everyone saying it rewarded attention?

So I took another look at the film desperate to find answers, and I did. Roger Ebert harped on about the film jabberwocky that churns out unoriginal script after boring sequel and it clicked. Christopher Nolan wasn’t a genius he just makes films that no one really understands so that he can make up the plot when asked. At that point I would consider myself incepted. Why? Because it’s a brilliant idea to tell the audience nothing and slap together pretty pictures that have “a deeper meaning.” There my theory was born. Continue reading ““An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.” Inception”

Films · Real life Story · Thoughts

It is an artist’s duty to reflect the times.-Nina Simone

With the arrival of Cynthia Mort’s (blasphemous) biopic Nina, I think it is high time that I turn some of my anger on the subject of misrepresentation towards a well written blog post. I also think now is a good time to reflect on  my deep respect for the creative genius of artists and change makers.

The other night I gathered a few friends and watched the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?  Continue reading “It is an artist’s duty to reflect the times.-Nina Simone”