A couple of weeks ago my internet began to cut out. I called my ISP, a local provider, and they detected the problem online. They contacted AT&T, but they’re only responsible for phone line (I still use DSL) up to the phone box on the building I live in, then it becomes Cruzio’s (ISP) responsibility. … Continue reading I Have No Internet!
Now is time when the wheel of the year turns to its shortest day and longest night. Often this is a time of reflection and thinking back on the events of the year, but this winter solstice feels like a time of looking forward and leaving the year behind without looking back. This feels like … Continue reading Merry Winter Solstice!
Normally I mourn the closing of an old year as the new year approaches, but this is 2020, and I think most everyone is looking forward to see it come to a swift and irreversible end. The reasons are numerous and well known so I won't attempt to list them all here, I'd probably forget … Continue reading Hello, December! Only One More Month To Go!
And now that the failed experiment of elevating a reality TV show host with multiple bankruptcies, many stiffed creditors, a long history of fleecing the taxpayers, a childlike temperament, a superficial religiosity, a vast narcissism, an enamorment with dictators, a complete ignorance of Constitutional law, and zero electoral experience into the White House is coming … Continue reading Finally!
Actually it's rather hard to forget about voting because of all the coverage of this contentious election. Plus, record early voting means many of you have already voted, either in person or by mail, including myself. I won't go into the candidates or the issues since those have been plenty discussed and most people have … Continue reading Don’t Forget To Vote!
I recently finished a novel called The Dead End by British author Ellie Scott. Despite the grim title it's a very enjoyable read, and the first novel I've read on Kindle. The story begins with 20 year old Maddy Ward discovering that she has just died after being ran over by a car. Admittedly a … Continue reading Novel Recommendation: The Dead End
At the suggestion of a friend whom I am helping with a screenplay, I started a Fiverr account to market my screenwriting skills. https://www.fiverr.com/share/aeNBja I'm new at this so my profile page could still use some work no doubt (open to suggestions), but this is a good start. I should add a video clip, but … Continue reading My New Fiverr Account
(I originally wrote this piece for another site, but it was turned down so I'm posting it here. Seemed like a timely and much needed bit of humor. I kept it as is and didn't modify it to fit the aesthetic of my site, except for one minor addition to the final sentence.) The quarantine … Continue reading Quarantine Activities
In April of 2019 I posted about a new project of mine, a screenplay about a person who is trying to escape from Santa Cruz, link below for more details about the plot. https://robertkirkendall.com/2019/04/17/im-writing-a-screenplay/ At the time I posted about the screenplay it was 60 pages long and in its early planning stages. By last … Continue reading Screenplay Finished!
For the longest time I thought of inspiration as events from real life that made such an impression upon me that I had to write about them. People often speak of inspiration as the result of an artistic accomplishment so remarkable that it influenced others to pursue their own artistic drives, and there are a … Continue reading What Is Inspiration?