Novel Recommendation: The Dead End

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

My New Fiverr Account

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

Quarantine Activities

(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

Screenplay Finished!

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!

What Is Inspiration?

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?

Posting Because I Haven’t Posted Lately

Hi all.  I've been so busy on other writing projects that I realized I've been neglecting my website like a delinquent parent.  The shame!  So naturally I decided to write this post so I don't fall behind in the massive clutter that is cyberspace. What has happened in my life?  Not much, just enduring the … Continue reading Posting Because I Haven’t Posted Lately

Life During COVID-19

My employer sells product to hospitals so I've still been able to work during this pandemic, which gives me an opportunity to get out of the house and traverse through my less peopled city.  It is strangely calming to see so much less activity despite the circumstances, and even though being out does increase my … Continue reading Life During COVID-19

Saul: Halfway Through Season 5

WARNING: SPOILERS So we are now halfway though season 5 of Better Call Saul, the penultimate season. Previously I've made predictions at the beginning of each season, almost all of which would turn out wrong, but I didn't for season 5 because what was going to happen seemed obvious. And at the halfway point, I … Continue reading Saul: Halfway Through Season 5

A Generous Bus Passenger

Last Thursday evening I bicycled to the Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station to catch a bus out to Soquel to watch a spoken word event.  I arrived five minutes ahead of the scheduled departure, but the bike rack on the front of the bus was already filled to its maximum capacity of three.  I queried … Continue reading A Generous Bus Passenger