Being Quiet is not a Crime

Being Quiet is not a Crime

The tragic crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 has again highlighted why society needs to better understand mental health… and demonstrated why this goal cannot be realized via the sensational speculation that always surrounds dramatic incidents.

TV News Has Infected Movie Storytelling

TV News Has Infected Movie Storytelling

Modern films have fallen into the lazy habit of using recreations of television news as a crutch for explaining the plot. The best filmmakers approach the news in a very different way.

Charlie Hebdo Will Live Forever

Charlie Hebdo Will Live Forever

They were silenced, but now they will never be silenced. They were killed, but now they will live forever.

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…

The Joy of Blank

The Joy of Blank

A celebration of a published story, a new name, and a blank page.

Halfthought of the Month

Halfthought of the Month

After 350 weekly posts since February 2008, Halfthoughts will switch to a monthly schedule.

Stories & Skits

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…

Essays & Opinion

Being Quiet is not a Crime

Being Quiet is not a Crime

The tragic crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 has again highlighted why society needs to better understand mental health… and demonstrated why this goal cannot be realized via the sensational speculation that always surrounds dramatic incidents.

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The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…