Why I Enjoy Stephen King’s Books

For Halloween, I decided to read the book Pet Sematary by Stephen King. This isn’t a review of that book (you can read that here), but rather a commentary on why I enjoy reading many of his books. It’s the way he builds suspense. Stephen King’s endings aren’t usually a twist ending, nor are they a…

On Moving to Koreatown

We moved from the West Side to Koreatown this month. On our way out, we made a list of the things that we wanted to do before we left the old neighborhood. Some things that we accomplished: Dress up and go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Nuart Theatre; Have date night and go bar…

Books

Staring At My Bookshelf

I’m moving apartments this week, and the first thing that I’ve started to move are my books. Last year, when I moved back to Los Angeles, I donated of enough books to fill the library cart twice. It was an effort to trim the fat, and it was largely successful. But the books that I…

Look It Up

Pay It Forward is one of those kick-you-in-the-chest movies that’s worth seeing at least once, if only because of Kevin Spacey’s character, Mr. Simonet. My favorite scene with him is during his first introduction to his social studies class: He uses the word atrophy, and he can see that the kids aren’t picking it up.…