“I’m a blogger, baby I’m a blogger.”*
Hi. Deadwrite here (aka E.J. Stephens), and I, like many of you, now have a blog. … But you already knew that. (That’s what turns me on about ya’ – your attention to detail!)**
I know our time together is limited, so I will briefly tell you about this site. I’m an unapologetic history geek(There, I said it.), so I tend to write about it a lot. I’m into all kinds of history, whether it be World, U.S., Hollywood, Civil War, Space, Rock ‘n’ Roll … you name it. Quite often my tales take me to cemeteries, where the biographies end. I consider myself a taphophile, which is a lover of cemeteries. (As opposed to a necrophile, who loves that which is housed in cemeteries. Taphophiles are intelligent, interesting, curious people, whereas necrophiliacs just need killin’.)
As for me, I am an unapologetic fan of my family as well as of the Beatles, basketball, and Boingo … plus lots more things that don’t begin with B. I have done tons of traveling, and have accomplished some cool things, like climbing Kilimanjaro, riding a recumbent bicycle across the United States, and backpacking through 40 countries – but we have plenty of time to talk about that later.
I’ve spent the past 15 years working in Hollywood studios and recently co-wrote a book about Warner Bros. I consider myself a film buff (with a pile of unsold screenplays to prove it). I host a film series in Newhall, California, and teach classes on film history (when I’m not busy fighting crime).
Criticize liberally, but kindly, since I have very thin skin (and hair).
Amble well, my fellow travelers, remembering always what that great hitchhiker Zaphod Beeblebrox used to say, … “Anything for a weird life!”
*to borrow from the Boss.
**to borrow from Ace Ventura.