The past and current green space plans for downtown Dallas aren’t thinking comprehensively about how development nor economics of urban spaces work. They’re band-aids to cover up mistakes rather than generate real value.
The Wind Rises
If The Wind Rises is indeed the final film from Hayao Miyazaki—the animation master has both announced and rescinded his retirement—he leaves us with a moving, meaningful farewell. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga, this Oscar nominee for Animated Feature Film plays the gentle notes of a Japanese countryside against the impending horror of World War Two, Miyazaki seeing it all through the myopic eyes of a budding aeronautic engineer.
Examples of past Miyazaki genius:
Spirited Away trailer
Castle in the Sky trailer
For the last few decades one of the things I marked my life with was the release of each Hayao Miyazaki film… from Totoro to Mononoke, on to Spirited Away (a masterpice) with Nausica and Laputa and Howl’s Moving Castle and more and more thrown in for good measure. It gave me a feeling of periodic genius.
It looks like this has come to an end (really this time – he has threatened retirement before) and I will miss it – but the collection of work is stil out there.
Might be time to rewatch a few.
top ten underrated Studio Ghibli Films
The #1 movie on this list is Grave of the Fireflies – the most heartbreaking film I’ve ever seen.
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I only live in one of these, but I do live in one… and I have spent significant time in four of them and been in eight.
Statistics Say We Should Take Friday Off From Work. All The Fridays, Forever And Ever.
Texan turning Japanese sake into a Lone Star tipple
What could be more Texas than this? Rice grown in Texas fields first planted by settlers more than a century ago, processed by a Texan in the heart of the capital, Austin, and sold under the product name “Rising Star.”
Welcome to the world of the Texas Sake Company, almost certainly the first – and most certainly the only – commercial brewer of the Japanese rice wine operating in the Lone Star State.