The Circular Ruins

Let’s just get this out in the open: Part of the reason that I write is that I want to live forever. I am not alone in that feeling. Surveying the members of any creative field will turn up an awful lot of similar sentiment. A brief (and highly unscientific) survey of some of the creative types […]

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In a critical scene of the film Memento, recall-challenged anti-hero Leonard Shelby laments the failings of memory. “Memory’s unreliable,” he says. “Memory’s not perfect, it’s not even that good…[it] can change the shape of a room, it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not […]

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77 Cents

I’m mad at myself about something that I missed. This post is my attempt to make up for it. Like a lot of people, I get a lot of emails. Like a lot of people, I forget about a lot of emails. So when I got an email from HeForShe – an organization fighting for […]

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How Small

Several years ago a lunatic named Felix Baumgartner rode a balloon into outer space and then jumped out of it and fell back to earth. By choice. Because why the hell not, I guess. Oh, and since we live in the future, the whole thing was broadcast live on the internet so that people from around […]

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As promised, I’m back. BQDC has a new look, a new publishing schedule (or lack thereof) and the same general sense of randomness that you’ve come to love. Let’s see where this goes.

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After a furiously productive six months with this site, I’m going to be stepping away from it for a while to focus on some other projects. If you’re still interested in joining me for a conversation on books, music and miscellany, follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram where I’ll be posting updates on what I’m […]

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How Far We’ve Come

Though BQDC trades primarily in reviews and commentary these days, this site was originally meant to house fiction. My intent was to write short fiction pieces on a weekly basis and post them here. Obviously that never happened. The demands of such prolific fiction production proved to be too much and instead BQDC slowly evolved into […]

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Sing Like An Elf

Like seemingly everyone in my generation, I’m of the mindset that Jon Favreau’s Elf is a Christmas classic. What kind of scrooge doesn’t enjoy the adventures of Will Ferrell’s lovably naive Buddy the Elf? The movie’s climactic scene – which includes brilliant allusions to Lethal Weapon, The Lord of the Rings, and the freaking Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot video – […]

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