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I Got Engaged

So yeah... I got engaged. Her name is Laura, but I like to call her Lola or Lolita. As they say, Lola gets what Lola wants, and in this case she got me... For those wondering how I did it, here is a video of the proposal. Quick background: We're both in a stage play....

The Bubblegum Folly

I remember it well.   I was a hopeful teenager, a rocking-chair philosopher of fifteen, a dabling writer, editor of the school paper and bit of a jock... I can't complain. The nerd-stigma did not apply to me. I could kick around balls the way I could kick around...

TuJarabacoa.com

For those wondering what i write in Spanish, I'm the Editor-In-Chief and part-writer for TuJarabacoa.com, the leading Blog on Jarabacoa, my hometown in the Dominican Republic. I use the term hometown loosely of course. I'm at home in the world. There is a lot of...

DRAGONFLYRED: an action-adventure web series

A show I am writing, directing, shooting, editing, etc, etc, etc... When a down-on-his-luck artist/journalist and an out-of-work actor each receive strange phone calls summoning them to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, they are pulled into a global conspiracy...

Mango Bajito

I'm currently involved in a new, very exiting motion picture project called 'Mango Bajito'. What this is all about I shall reveal soon. For now, let me leave you with these images, a hint to what the project is. If you want to know more than that, visit my company's...

Arizona 2011

A few pix from my trip to Arizona in February 2011... Just a small selection. Enjoy! For more of my photography, go to AlecCordayPhotography. And now... ....

Take Me Out To The Bore Game

There is a strange ritual at work here. Still trying to figure it out. It may be a conspiracy. Not sure. Don’t understand it. Never could. Around here (I’m back on my Island now, by the way – keep up people!) it springs into action at least once a year. Sometimes...

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Smackdown

A few days ago my friend Alex Soandso asked me to explain why I have such a low opinion of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests. He forgot who he was messing with. Here is my response. ____________________________________ Ohhh... You asked for it. This is going to...

A Clear View

I have encountered a serious problem. People continue to mistaken my balcony window for thin air. On multiple occasions a dry “thud” could be heard, and then a person would be seen standing either side my balcony, rubbing their noses or foreheads and incredulously...

Tempting. Lemme think about it.

I just got this email. I thought you should read it. For your eternal mirth, here it is. Spelling and grammar is [sic]. Hello, It is well known that women from your country are very beautiful, have high moral and family values. Therefore now it became very prestigious...

Do Not Feed The Monkey or How I Failed At Video-Blogging

Far back in 2006 I tried to do a video blogging series, back when I still had DoNotFeedTheMonkey.com. I had nothing to talk about and nothing to say. And it shows. Only managed a few episodes before I realize how pointless and nonsensical it was. Enjoy my failed...

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future

"Your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse proportion to your expectations." Michael J. Fox has always been a kind of hero to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not someone who idolizes human beings, but I have always been admiring his work...

Thoughts on Scifi

When I lift up my eyes I spot rows of book-backbones, neatly standing to attention on my shelves, leather-bound and gold-lithographed. They are my envoys into the land of imagination, fittingly named Fantasia by Michael Ende in his classic The Never-Ending Story, and...

Unearthing Ancient Artifacts

I was cleaning out my server when I stumbled across this site I created for some of my funky home-videos, ages ago (featuring often my parents, oddly enough). Back then when my editing skillz were mediocre to lousy, I did it all just for fun's sake, and YouTube was...

Macadam Flower

Inspiration, I have you now! I'm happy to announce my favorite singer Emma Shapplin has just released her newest album, and its a step in a new direction. After her previous pop-opera albums Carmine Meo and Etterna, she now released Macadam Flower, a new more modern...

What Makes Me Who I Am, Parte Tres

Gaby was a girl who taught me about life (name changed to protect the innocent). She was one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. I'll never forget her. Tall and well shaped she caught the attention of everyone. Her almond-eyes were deep and sad, and you just wanted...

What Makes Me Who I Am

I, as have you most likely, wonder on a daily basis just who the heck I am. I know who I want to be, I know what I'd like to be and I know who I should be. But am I any of the above? I'm a sap, that’s for certain. No, really, my biggest fault (or virtue, take it as...

What Makes Me Who I Am, Part Deux

Just behind my old house in vieux Munich was a large field. Nobody seemed to own it and everything just grew as it pleased. We kids loved to play hide-and-go-seek in the bushes and trees, we flew kites on it and dogs and their owners related to it (dogs having a...

On The People

Sometimes it seems like Montréalers are very unhappy people. The suicide rate in Montreal is very high and since it’s so stinkin’ cold outside it is more convenient to jump before a moving train in the warm metro stations, as opposed to freezing your butt off on some...

Golden Horseshoe

All my life I had been under this impression that Lake Ontario empties into Lake Erie, but, woe me, it is the other way around. How was I able to survive all these years, knowing I had my geography wrong? As I stood at the edge where millions of gallons of Erie dumped...

Montreal is an Island

Try this for size. Get on a plane in Santiago, D.R., fly to JFK, change over to a smaller carrier and mosey on over to vieux Montreal. No big deal? Try doing it after having been in the DR for 5 years straight. Last time I stepped on foreign soil was New York City in...

On Chatting

I hate chatting. I hate any form of communication that limits me to a set of characters. It's like passing notes with your girl... friends in class. It takes your mind off present issues and you can never express feelings as well as you could over a phone call or,...

What Comes After The End?

“Hey, you kids comin’?” Jude called from the hatch. “Get in here!” “The world is changing,” Jessica said. “I’ll say it is. Welcome to a Brave New World,” Jude said as the two survivors stepped through the hatch. “Watch your step and mind your head.” THE END I know....

Sheep Guts, as Shakespeare Wrote

“Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?” --Benedict Whisked away to the mountains of Jarabacoa, I was treated to a brief concert this past Sunday evening. Molly-Ann Pereira, sister and old friend of mine, is a professional violinist...

Designer vs. Coder

Welcome to the Fight of Fights of Designer vs. Coder, the biggest sparring match since Bush vs. Kerry! Or Coke vs. Pepsi. Or Kirk vs. Piccard. Or whatever. You get the drift. Crouching in one corner you will see well equipped with his IBM, his honed HTML, ASP and PHP...