October 2014 Archives

Dream Cycle: A Portrait of Neil Gaiman



"Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins." (Neil Gaiman)

We've all been there. I'm sure writers, young or old, can attest to this. Now I'm sure you're asking: "Andrew, where did these wise words of wisdom come from?" My answer is: they came from Neil Gaiman. Who is that you ask? Simple. Neil Gaiman is a writer. He is a son, a husband and a father. Heck, from behind, with his curly dark hair, he might even remind you of a British Tim Burton, although I'm not sure he would take that as a compliment. However, what is undeniable about the curly, greying-but-dark haired writer is that his has career has taken him to all corners of the literary world. No genre is safe, no medium untouched!

For Food and Family



I remember as a small child, my grandfather telling me that that the three greatest things life could offer you were family, food and friendship. Being as young as I was, I only ever connected with the last part. Sure, we had pancakes for breakfast and steak for dinner, and our family got together for holidays and large events, but I was always more interested in what my friends were up to. I never truly appreciated what he was saying until I'd begun experiencing what life had to offer.