Hi. I'm Greg Hauenstein. I'm a politico, writer, photographer, comic book enthusiast, web geek and amateur backyard green thumb living in Des Moines, Iowa.
I write about politics and the art of political campaigning on GregHauenstein.com
Last night, for the first time in months I put words to a page. I’ve gone through a particularly grueling character creation process and I have a vague outline of a couple scenes.
I still need to figure out the antagonist’s motives. There are few things I hate more in a story than a “just because” bad guy.
I should also at some point figure out what medium this story is going to be, but I’m not going to fret over it. Anything that can distract me from getting words on page does, it seems.
Just write, Hauenstein. Just write.
I’m the kind of friend who mentally corrects everything wrong you say about Harry Potter.
Sometimes I do it out loud…
You got it! You can expect a lot of visual references to the pop cultural lore of New Jersey within the pages of Ms. Marvel.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
Tilda Swinton: BAMF sticking it to the Rooskies.
My old band, Marathon, has some announcements:
MARATHON Announces Reunion Show Lineups And Live Album/Video Release
We are pleased to announce the lineup and venues for the reunion shows! We invited some old friends to play to maximize quality and fun. It’s gonna be a blast! Hope you’ll be joining us. Presale tickets go live this Friday at Noon EST. Those links will be posted on the @Marathon_2013 twitter. The venues fit a couple hundred people and we have no idea if they will sell out so we recommend buying early.
On May 20th, 2006, Marathon played (what we thought was) our last show for a packed house at The Furnace in Syracuse. We recorded the show, and though it’s no Frampton Comes Alive!, it’s a document of what we were as a band at one of our finest moments. We once planned on releasing this as a DVD, but we are in the digital age, my friends…and we are lazy. We finally got our act together, and with the help of a few friends, we polished the footage as best we could, and you can watch the full set on Youtube. Additionally, the audio tracks of this show are available on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-like download as the album Live At The Furnace 2006.
We hope to see you at the shows!
This is happening.