December 6, 2007 -- Thursday afternoon

Reading The 12th Planet, by Zecharia Sitchin. It's an alternative history of how homosapiens came into being. The author translated ancient Sumerian tablets and came to the conclusion that 300,000 years ago, during the time of homoerectus, a planet, with a 3,600-year orbit, inhabited by an advanced species, passed near the Earth. Its species traveled to our planet and genetically manipulated homo erectus with their own genes to make homosapiens, in order to create slaves to do work for them.

Favorite books--To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee and The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino.

If he were to write a book....well, he wouldn't write a book, he'd make a film. When he reads he thinks about how the book would work as a film.

Recently he's been reading books on film making by Syd Field, Scott Dillard, Stan Brakhage, and Maya Deren; and a book about the Freemasons by Laurence Gardner.