Any word in The Lord of the Rings is a word as far as Iā€™m concerned.

Hmm, a couple of Premier League games at 2 ā€” I wonder how VAR will ruin them?

Currently lstening to: Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue ā™« (It’s good to be reminded what an extraordinary and unprecedented work it is)

Currently reading: Their Finest Hour (The Second World War) by Winston S. Churchill šŸ“š

I continue to be interested in how the iPhone software handles low light, especially when using the longest lens. Here’s another example taken at night.

Currently reading: The Gathering Storm (The Second World War) by Winston S. Churchill šŸ“š

The rain did a lot for this fella.

What the iPhone software does with very low light (don’t be deceived by the sky in the background, this was taken in a pitch-black night) sometimes looks like rotoscope animation.

I told them a while back that this is a word, but they obviously didn’t listen. Anti-liturgical bias at the NYT!

Currently reading: The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn šŸ“š

September update for my Buy Me a Coffee supporters.

Currently reading: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris šŸ“š

Currently reading: Awakenings by Oliver Sacks šŸ“š

Listening to: Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus ā™«

There’ll always be an …

Watching Eurobasket this morning (which is awesome) and I just saw a European sports website identifying Luka Doncic as a player for “Maverick Dallas” – by analogy with Dynamo Kiev or Lokomotiv Moscow, I suppose. So that’s what I’m calling the team from now on: MAVERICK DALLAS.

Currently reading: Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris šŸ“š

Currently listening: summerteeth by Wilco šŸŽµ

I have always loved rain, but not until I moved to Texas did I really LOVE rain.

Currently reading: Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris šŸ“š

Currently reading: A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors by David Thomson šŸ“š