PHOTOS: Snow Day in Port Jervis

Today is International Women’s Day. My drive to take photos of mother nature today was thus uncompromising. Enjoy!

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  • snowman spotted on Fowler (not mine)

A Solemn Goodnight to All

On this day in history, legendary director Stanley Kubrick passed away in 1999.

He’s known for films such as The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Full Metal Jacket.

His work, decades later, still influences pop culture, cinema, television, and a broad spectrum of media.

I’m snowed in tonight, so I’m going to watch one of his earlier flicks. I might watch one of his earlier films tonight, one I haven’t watched yet. Not Dr. Strangelove or Spartacus.

What are you watching tonight? Show? Movie? Or maybe reading a book?

Alice Bag, Kathleen Hanna And Allison Wolfe Are A Riot Grrrl ‘9 To 5′ In The Music Video ’77’

“77” parodies the feminist classic film 9 to 5. It’s a workplace wonder that crosses over into the punk underground. Read the Bust article below the video player!

Source: Alice Bag, Kathleen Hanna And Allison Wolfe Are A Riot Grrrl ‘9 To 5′ In The Music Video ’77’

Correcting the Record: Hatchet-hurling Location Correction

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — Yes you read the tile correctly. Viking Hatchet Hurling, Inc. is coming to the city of Port Jervis. At least it hopes to make Jersey Avenue its home.

The proposed B.Y.O.B. event venue is planning to make the former Port Jervis Marketplace its home. The vacant old Save-a-Lot by Family Dollar is in a mainly residential area, but optimistically diagonally across from the Venture Inn.

Sounds like an adventure waiting to happen. We’ll see how the new Open Container law in progress fits with this plan as well as the new promenade by the Fox N Hare Brewery.

The Oscars: More Reasons to Love J-Law

Jennifer Lawrence was in fine form at the 90th Academy Awards. The actress was spotted taking a creative shortcut to her seat—all while holding a full glass of wine. She climbed over the back of another a chair while making her way to her spot at the Oscars. The Red Sparrow, who wore a gold…

via Jennifer Lawrence Was Peak Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars — TIME

Losing Books is Why I’m Choosing Scribd

I love reading. One of my favorite things to do, is read several books on a subject, all at once, and take notes on their overlap and relativity. My goal with my reading like this, is something I picked up by going to college.

You’d go to class, and be expected to have read 30 pages out of five books, on one or two subjects, per class. That’s what I’m doing now. I’m building my own classes.

I start by researching the different classes in a study that I want to learn. For instance, I’m currently studying the same classes you can find syllabi online for in journalism. This means, I’m replicating assignments from home, and reading all the same books.

This also means that in between jobs, I have at one time, at least a single book on me. Here is where the title of this article comes in. I lost a book the other day.

The ImperfectionistsThe Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved the book. It’s amazing how informative novels can be. Especially on a psychological level.

I didn’t reeeeally finish the book. I lost it… But I got passed all the parts, I think, that I had wanted, and set out, to read.

I aspire to be a journalist. So I definitely add this to that shelf. A great a starter for a young self-taught journo and citizen journalists everywhere.

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The book was an intro to journalism and the newsroom novel. It kicked butt for how much of an easy read it was, it’s subject matter of course, the vocabulary, the characters, the smaller stories, and the way each perspective was linked together. It was a beautiful book while I had it.

Well, somewhere between having a shit day, and reading, I lost my book. I put it down. Someone recognized  for all of its glory. Whatever. The point is this: I cried.

Those tearsmeant a lot to me. I was at the end of the book. The final pages were within sight.

While,it would be tragic to lose all of my books at once, perhaps there’s something good in a Kindle Fire or something. I don’t know yet, because I’ve never tried it. Well, that time has come.

I’m going to dip my toes into e-reading. Especially as someone that’s looking at publishing an e-book or two, I figure, it’s about time that I know what the market is like.

I’m starting simple however. I’m enrolling for Scribd, and starting with Audiobooks. I’m going to finish off the hard copies in my stack of books, and then I’m going to see how many of those journalism class books I can find on there, and hopefully for free.

Stay tuned for updates!
Do you use an e-reader or Scribd? Tell me about your experience!

Most Not Excellent Childhood Abuse Revealed

Orion The effect of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood seems to truly be making a difference for some who have long felt silenced. It’s also helped shine light on abuses outside of sexual harassment and assault, given a chance at relief for many others. Alex Winter of Bill And Ted and The Lost Boys fame…

via ‘Bill And Ted’ Star Alex Winter Opens Up About Being Sexually Abused As A Child Actor — UPROXX