Friday, July 06, 2018

Dropped Me




I was on the ground.

There was a little blood on the bridge of my nose.

My glasses were near, but in pieces.

My face hurt.

It turns out that I can take a lot of hits, stay standing, and move on.  But, an 8 year old girl with an ultimate disc from point blank range launching with all her might and maybe no real sense of release point, can drop me.  

Cascadia Doubleheader Day In Seattle

Seattle Sounders FC 2
Portland Timbers FC 3

Seattle Reign FC 1
Portland Thorns FC 0 

Seattle, WA
June 30, 2018
Clink and Memorial Stadiums


Press Box views at opening kick off of both


Monday, June 25, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Haven't updated the about in a while

Every so often I tweak the about thing to the side here on the blog, but haven't really gone through and truly updated it in a while.  

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Jefferson is a single dad of two great kids, a Coug, a fan of live anything over recorded anything, a former blonde, ex-rock magazine editor, Sounders and Reign supporter, licensed teacher and flagger, 18x marathon runner, black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Thai Kickboxing, pop culture convention worker, soccer fan/player/coach/media, published novelist, Frosted Flakes fan, two step and swing dancer, Kurosawa movie buff, future punk band singer, the founder of Keeper Studios and ShotgunProse (dot com), and a failed guitarist/musician that keeps playing anyways ... 

Use the search field and enter a topic, since there are hundreds of posts on here and I have no single topic that I focus on ...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Solo Spoilers

Solo: A Star Wars Story (TM) spoilers ahead. I am going to see the film tonight, but the following is all true.

Han eventually reunites with at least one surviving cast member who betrays him to his future son's maternal grandfather.

Han eventually has a bounty on his head that he successfully pays off by taking reward money after transporting strangers and rescuing a princess he eventually knocks up and leaves but achieves the same military rank of general with.

Han eventually assists in a mass murder and war crime, achieving the rank of general.

Han eventually survives a cryogenic experiment with only short term health problems.

Han eventually is killed by his kid, a kid who exceeds his parents' military rank of general, so good job there. This is in part because the son hates the dad in a really emo way and actually ancestor worships his maternal grandfather.

Han eventually has a religious experience that converts him and makes him a believer in a very old religion the government had worked to snuff out.

Actually, it's a prequel. The point of prequels is to alleviate all that pesky and risky actual drama of storytelling and moving a story forward, so there are no spoilers. I have ranted about this previously on this blog at length.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Bibliography - updated for the first time since 2006

Jeffrey Lawrence Lageson - Bibliography
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FICTION
BOOMERANG
- Serialized in "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 1996-97
Boomerang: Monday Evening 8/96
Boomerang: After Showering 9/96
Boomerang: Overslept 10/96
Boomerang: In Love 11/96
Boomerang: After Lunch 12/96
Boomerang: Gametime 1/97
Boomerang: After Showering Again 2/97
Boomerang: To Study 4/97
Boomerang: Wednesday Morning 5/97
Boomerang: Overslept Again 6/97
Boomerang: Test 7/97
Boomerang: Snack Time 8/97
Boomerang: Back Home 9/97

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SHORT FICTION
To Know "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 8/95
Monday Evening "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 9/95
Vicarious Energy "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 11/95
Curve Balls "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 1/96
"Who's There ?!?" "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 2/96
The Weatherman "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 4/96
Shrill "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 6/96
X-mas Shopping "The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 7/96
Midnight Daydream "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 11/97
The Owl "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 3/98
Eyewitness "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 4/98
Zoo Signs "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 2/99
Hold The Tomato "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 2/00 pp 17-18
This Is Why I'll Never Successfully Clean Out My Garage: A Fictionalized Recounting of Possible Real Events - "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press 11/02 p5
Beer - “The Voice” /Moonshine Hill Press 3/03 p8
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SIGNIFICANT NON-FICTION / FEATURES / ESSAYS / ETC ...
"The Modern Groom's Guide To The Neurotic Bride"
Part One 4/99 p8 "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
Part Two 5/99 p7 "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
Part Three 6/99 p10 "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
Part Four 7/99 p "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
Part Five 8/99 p8 "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
Part Six 9/99 pp8-9 "The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
- "Of Mice And Little Green Men" 5/95
- "The Long And Winding Road Trip" 6/95
- "The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is ..." 7/95
- "I Can Sure Use A Pair Of Padres Tickets" (Cover Mention)10/95
- "Don't Believe What You Read" (w/cartoon) 5/96
"The Silver Valley Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
- "Trying Out With The Seattle Sounders" 10/99 p11
- "The Spin is on the Quick-Quick" 9/05 p5
- “Maybe I’m Exaggerating, But Root Beer is Really Good” 4/03 p6
"The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
"When I Was Young And ..." ASTRONOMY 12/90 pp14-18 Viewpoints
"Biggest Man On Campus" SPORTS WASHINGTON 10/93 pp 22-25
"Big Fun For Big House" PACIFIC NORTHWEST INLANDER 12/10-16/97
"Is This Seat Taken?" MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS 11/21-22/97 Palouse Reader Section p4C
"An Open Letter To God" THE AMBASSADOR pp4-5 (W/Comment & Introduction) 1989
"Sweaty Nipples" 12/92 PANDEMONIUM
"Spikenard" 2/93 PANDEMONIUM
"Daddy Long Legs" 3/93 PANDEMONIUM
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CITY HEAT MAGAZINE
2/90 - 2/92
"Editor In Chief" 4/90 - 8/90
CITY HEAT HEATWAVE COLUMNS
Environment 10/90 p15
Noise Ordinances 11/90 p22
Censorship 1/91 p22
Love 2/91 p22
Sinead 4/91 p37
Haircut 5/91 p23
Trading Cards 11/91 p23
FEATURES, ETC ...
Igniter 3/90 p16
Andy Wood Editorial 4/90 p3
Shotgun Mama 4/90 pp8-9, cover
NAMA Photo 4/90 p11
Forced Entry 5/90 p16 w/photo
Kristen Barry 6/90 pp8,14
Bitter End 7/90 pp4-5, cover
The Young Brians 5/91 p10
MAJOR REVIEWS
Vain, Alice in Chains, Shotgun Mama 2/90 p22
Paul McCartney 5/90 p22
David Bowie 6/90 p16
Blue Oyster Cult 4/91 p33
DOZENS OF RECORD, TAPE, AND CLUB SHOW REVIEWS
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POETRY
"Jogging Scene" p62
"Home Opener" p94
"Surgery" p113
"Untitled Poem '94" p142
WHISPERS FROM WHITMAN COUNTY 1995
"Marlboro Man"
"Owl"
"My Dog Killed A Possum Last Night"
THE DAILY EVERGREEN, SUMMER BIO-RHYTHMS 6/11/96 p16
w/photo and story/interview
"The Store"
THE JOURNAL, PHS 1997
"Driving In The Rain" 4/95 pp8-9
"Carl" 9/97
"Holding On" 9/97
"The Silver Valley Voice"/ Moonshine Hill Press
"Wednesday August 3, 2005 Just Before Midnight" 12/06 p5
"The Voice"/Moonshine Hill Press
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THE DAILY EVERGREEN
8/87 - 12/89 & 6/95 - 10/95
OPINIONS EDITOR Fall 1989 Columnist, Borderline, Features
"Yeltsin Visit Shows Signs Of Change" Editorial Reprinted in "The Indiana Daily Student Fall 1989
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CHAPBOOKS
"Odd Thoughts, Midnight Ramblings, and Summer Dreams"
Fiction/Poetry INNUENDO ?!? 1989
"Extremity"
Poetry/Fiction INNUENDO ?!? 1989
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POEMS IN THE "BAD POETRY" SECTION OF "THE VOICE"/"THE SILVER VALLEY VOICE"
"Gone on the 4th of July" "Ruling Our Lives" "4:45AM and Raining" "X-Men ... X-People" 9/96
"New Logic" "I Ain't (Really Very) Superstitious" "Neon Spandex" 11/96
"A Mysterious Fax To George Left On His Chair After Lunch" "B" 12/96
"Seeking The Face Of God" "MLB" "I Wanna Tricorder" "Pens" "Older Now" "Pop" 1/97
"OJ & Mick" "Truth in Advertising" "Colfax" "Sitting In Back" "90210 & Parking" "Freshmen" "What's Good For You" "Spokane Television News" 2/97
"WPVA" "Questions" "Little Green Men" "Survey Says ..." "A Car To Work On" "Movie Evil Bad Guy Speed" 3/97
"A Cooler in Hand" 5/97
"Dasher Proof" "All Rights Reserved" "Weak" 6/97
"The Drop" 7/97
"Rush" "Warning: This Poem May Cause You To Use Your Eyes And Force You To Read - Caution Advised" "Big Blue" "Maybe" 10/97
"Only A Part Of The Picture" "Sorting" 11/97
"Trust No One" "Not Explainable By Reasonable Means" "Rootbeer.Com" 12/97
"Lost & Spaced" "Random Order Thoughts On the Number 2000" "Stop Calling" 1/98
"Define" "Chaotic Systems" 3/98
"Drugs" "Mirror Legal System" "Inconvenient Democracy" 4/98
"Book Rush" "Dim" "Graduation" "Tiny D" "Love Hound and the Snuggle Puppy" "The 4 Food Groups" 5/98
"We Could (And Should Already) Be Living On Mars" 6/98
"Toast" "Referral" "Memory Upgrade" "The Nike Spangled Banner" "Shock" 7/98 p12
"The Big Bad Wolf" "New Product" 8/98 p12
"On The Links" "Get Rich Quick" 9/98
"They Both Basically Suck" "Don't Listen To Campaign Ads" 10/98
"Television Campaign Commercials" "Not A Prayer" "Phone Call" "The Male Christmas Shopping Perspective Is A Lot Like The Male Attitude Toward Sex" 12/98
"My Inner Redneck" "Impeachment" "Rush Hour" 1/99 p10
"200" 2/99 p9
"Hyphen" "This Ain't Rocket Science" "If It Looks Like A Hook Don't Bite It" "From The Vaults Of Innuendo" 6/99 p11
"Crossing" "Untitled" 9/99 p11
"The View From Out In Left Field" "Rhetoric" "Shotgun Prose" 10/99 p10
"At Work" "2 Ties 1 Watch" 2/00 p13
"Go Figure" "There's a Political Statement in There SOMEwhere" "Empty Monarch Vodka Bottle" "Drunken Stupor" "12.31.1999" Winter/06 p4
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1978 SPU YOUNG AUTHOR'S CONFERENCE "Teddy's Adventure In Outer Space" Now in Seattle School District Library System
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ARTICLES ABOUT JEFF'S WRITING
An article about CITY HEAT w/photo & quotes appeared in The Highline Times 5/23/90 pA-2 (Cover Mention)
An article about poetry w/photo quotes and 3 poems appeared in The Daily Evergreen 6/11/96
An article about WHISPERS FROM WHITMAN COUNTY appeared in The Whitman County Gazzette 11/95
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ODDS & ENDS
Nanowrimo participant (02-04) - did not finish once
shotgunprose.blogspot.com - started Labor Day Weekend 06
Letters in various publications including Soccer America, Seattle P-I, Bone, Cerebus, Hepcats, & Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!
www.ironmaiden.com - review of 2000 Tacoma Dome show
4 "Smart Talk" contributions in Seattle P-I Sports Section 1998-99
Participated in published writing survey in UPSTREAM, The Literary Center Quarterly, Summer 1992
"Husky/Cougar Debate" (Cougar) GULaw Bill Of Particulars Nov 1990
www.paulsbasement.org - several pieces but the site is no longer active
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Internet infrastructure
Umbrella Websites:



Writing:


https://soundcloud.com/jeff-lageson (in which I am podcasting mini audiobooks of my published writing)

Gaming:




https://www.facebook.com/OwlandMooseStudios (gaming social media with Marci Heider)

Soccer Journalism (current):

http://www.prostamerika.com/?s=lageson (Seattle Reign & WOSO beat writer)

http://www.prostamerika.com/womens-soccer-yearbook (I contributed Chapters 1 & 13 and a photo)
http://www.goalkeeperguys.net/ (jointly with Vanya Tucherov)

https://twitter.com/goalieguys (jointly with Vanya Tucherov)

Acting

In addition, I have shot scenes for the first season of the upcoming web series Ace Danger-man: Loose Cannon Law-Man. I do not have anything from the Microsoft commercial I filmed in 2008. “The comic book shop” has a page linked that has all of the credits.






Social Media:






Contributing and/or interestingly a part of:

http://412comics.com/john-cross (in which the star system is named after me)

http://thefifiorganization.net/jasons-films/paper-city-trailer/ (in which I contributed dialogue and one scene)

http://thefifiorganization.net/fifi/fifi-a-band-the-book/ (in which I am the villain of the book)

http://thefifiorganization.net/fifi/sorry-bout-that-complete/ (in which I am interviewed with the screen caption of "Poet/Anti-Jason” as a fictionalized version of myself)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0THbJgMW6NY&list=RD0THbJgMW6NY (The Doubleclicks - “Cats at Parties” in which I appear as "Right" at 0:04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RltQgUOEbEI&t=29s (The Doubleclicks - “Wrong About Gender”)

https://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Views-Reviews-Ken-Ardizzone/dp/1600470327/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526928985&sr=8-2&keywords=nearenberg (Due to my work as an extra on a couple episodes of the 200 reboot I was contacted by one of the authors and sent them an account of my experiences. I am not an author, but I am adding this link here because of that.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX6M5hPYUuM&t=10s (My Doubleclicks and Roadrunner parody)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-7mEy8CAeM&t=3s (“Driving in the Rain” as a short film)