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Quarter life

One of the things that's been on my mind since the writers' strike is, now that they have all the time of day to ponder their thoughts on the picket line, where can I read their blogs? I knew that I could never find a blog by a writer that would capture my interest long enough to keep me entertained. Most of the feeds I subscribe to are by writers, and I hardly read them. It's just hard to find the right writer, but I'm the same way with books. If the author intrigues me, I'll read it.

If I knew what intrigued me, perhaps have the treasure hunt would be complete. I missed the book signing for Amy Wallace's new book The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists. I really wanted to go, but… I just realized that Amy Wallace, the journalist, who's probably not even related to Amy Wallace, the author, left her job with the L.A. Times for Condé Nast Portfolio magazine. Admittedly, it was her who turned me on to Amy Wallace's book on Carlos Castaneda. … but back to Amy Wallace.

Her most recent article, a review of a home production called 1⁄4 life can be seen at I don't want to bum anybody out because the streaming on my computer really sucks, and should your computer have skips and breaks in audio, welcome to the club. It is the slow realization that the old 'puter is getting old. You know what this web video series reminds me of? It reminds me of my 28-year cycle calendar. The first twenty-eight years are always the hardest. That is what the age range of most characters in this show would revolve around. The second twenty-eight years would be middle age. The third, retirement, and the fourth… nobody ever reaches the fourth and lives to tell about it.

Tags: amy wallace, film crews, screenwriting, writing

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