Month: September 2017

Memoirs: How the Other 194 Countries Live

About ten years ago, I went on a reading spree where I was primarily reading memoirs written by people from other countries. The memoir First They Killed My Father started this spree. Written by Loung Ung, this book details the atrocities under the Khmer Rouge reign after Cambodian Communist leader Pol Pot’s forces captured the capitol of Phnom Penh in 1975. Many Cambodians were executed for political reasons while others were thrown into labor camps or forced to train as soldiers. By the end of the four years, over 2 million Cambodians had died from starvation, disease, forced labor,...

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Last Seen in Idaho Screening: Gig Harbor Film Festival

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 6:15PM, Last Seen in Idaho will screen at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The entire line-up for the 4-day festival looks amazing, and I’m excited to not only screen but to attend and watch other films as well. In case you don’t know much about the film, I’ll share with you the trailer and give you a brief overview: Genre: Thriller/Mystery Story: A woman awakens from a coma after a car accident and begins having shocking visions of her future murder. It’s a race against the clock as she tries to solve and...

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Poetry: Tomorrow It Will Be Okay

Tomorrow It Will Be Okay One hundred years ago and the dust filled the sky Filled up the lungs of every man, woman, and child Because they’d ripped up the earth with the teeth of a plow Until dust darkened their days as it rose from the ground Swapped grassland for cropland and the soil screamed, No! And then the wind galloped in, and she started to blow You could choke on that air, so heavy with grit Through cracks in the house, through coughing fits But it was time to get rich on corn and wheat Besides, the...

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Why I Still Buy Physical CDs: Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Haim

Sometimes I look back on my childhood with a ridiculously high level of nostalgia. Back then, entertainment was not at our fingertips (on demand!) the way it is now. No, when I was a kid, if we wanted to watch a TV show, we sat down at the show’s designated time slot and watched it, ad breaks and all. And if a show were a favorite, and we were going to be gone when it aired, we popped a VHS in the VCR and we set it to record (and sometimes we mixed up AM for PM and came...

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