essays

Like ships passing in the night: Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003) is one of my favorite films. Apparently, it is Bill Murray’s favorite that he’s ever done, which is saying something. Bill Murray as Bob Harris In the film, Murray plays Bob Harris, an aging actor consigned to doing whiskey advertisements as he shifts away from film. These advertisements bring… Continue reading Like ships passing in the night: Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation

Personal writing, poetry

Receding into death

Where does it come from, The longing to be stronger, Richer, With a healthier or more beautiful spouse? On better land? With surer footing in the world?   Where does it come from, The feeling of missing one another? My father, my sister, my brother, my kin, All are so far away; I want to… Continue reading Receding into death