Daily grievance and fun

One Week Away

I am one week away from a two-week summer break. Needless to say, I am looking forward to it. The night-owl I am will enjoy sleeping in a bit, to slow down the pace and hopefully recharge my battery a little bit. I expect a couple of friends to visit although nothing is confirmed yet.… Continue reading One Week Away


Stealing the Show: the Small Character’s Purpose

Movie makers know how to reel people in. They plant a small character the audience gets attached to. It first happened with Scrat the squirrel in the Ice Age series, and now with Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy. Why do we like Scrat so much? He is obsessive, possessive, indestructible, and rather inventive… Continue reading Stealing the Show: the Small Character’s Purpose