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VIDEO: Franz Kafka's (Anime) A Country Doctor

A hallucinatory (and award-winning) animated film by Kōji Yamamura, based on the bizarre short story A Country Doctor. You’ll want to brace yourself for the next 20 minutes. 9 more words



The single file line fed up the stairs, one person disappearing at a time like a candy dispenser. I was finally the first in the a line of a thousand faces behind me, no one in front. 4,129 more words


Franz Kafka and the New Jewish Cemetery

Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery is a major tourist attraction. But to fans of Franz Kafka, the pilgrimage is to Prague’s New Jewish Cemetery, reachable by tram from the city center. 376 more words


A Haiku for Franz

Crazy busy at work and then went out after to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Here’s a haiku in lieu of more Weaver ado. 

You never knew what… 9 more words


Odd jobs of famous writers

In my last post about the daily lives of famous creatives, I pointed out that many of the greats didn’t have the pleasure/burden of a day job–at least in their heyday. 253 more words