After reading Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra years ago, I felt that Nietzsche had been greatly misunderstood by some . In a few cases, the concept of the Übermensch or Super-human (Overhuman, Superman etc.) has been misappropriated to justify wickedness.
Recently I stumbled upon a video that provides a very simple interpretation of this idea.
Continue reading Nietzsche’s Super-Human Explained
I took my first steps in the world of screenwriting back in 2001 using Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000. Later I switched to Final Draft and remained a happy camper until 2013…
Enter the amazing Google Chromebook!
It didn’t take me long after getting my Chromebook from Amazon for around $300 to fall in love with it. In many ways, it felt like it represented the future of computing. A world where everything is in the clouds and hardware is only used to interpret information.
Continue reading Amazon Storywriter: Free Cloud-based Screenplay Writing “Software”
The Zen ‘everyday mind’ described as ‘sleeping when tired, eating when hungry’, or, in other words, knowing what one’s real needs are. Like a bamboo leaf, it bends lower and lower under the weight of the snow. Suddenly the snow slips to the ground without the leaf having stirred. The distinction between action and result disappears. The hands and feet are the brushes and the whole universe is the canvas on which the Zen mind depicts his life. The constant present moment.
(Extrapolated and rearranged from the works of Eugen Herrigel, Michael J. Gelb and Ryōkan Taigu.)
I took this photo while in Italy in June of 2015. It was shot on an iPhone 6. Believe it or not, it has not been digitally manipulated. These are the original colors of the iPhone camera. Impressive! The tallest peak in the distance is Monte Rosa (Mont Rose).
Here’s a nice and easy to follow video explaining the Democratic and Republican presidential Primary Election process.
In May of 1964, President Johnson delivered a speech to the University of Michigan graduating class. I came across it while watching the PBS series American Experience.
Continue reading The Great Society
This is the very first screenplay I wrote. It was optioned by Jason Lee and Scott Martin at Niva Films back in 2004. Like a lot of other work circulating around Hollywood, it remains unproduced.
Continue reading Another Story: The Screenplay
He wrote one last paragraph.
‘Elaborate prose has failed me.
Dishonestly I used it to appease the audience inside my head.
I wrote to impress and little for myself.
This pen, I lay down for the last time,
has been the sward that has kept the monsters away.
Unarmed I greet my fate with a smile.’
The pen rolled along the table onto the floor.
Drawing (pencil on paper)
by Briann Baker