Howdy. Welcome to the late night opinions, ramblings and enthusiasms of me, Michelle Denise Norton, director of Shakespeare, artist, poet (particularly haikus), cartoonist (my latest inspirations involve robots and turtles), essayist, photographer, enthusiast, conversationalist, et alia. READ my book: In The Bleak December. Poe, music, Shakespeare, kick ass women and a Christmas visit to 1888.
Why Lonelypond you might ask? I was trying out filmmaking so I did a short practice film called LONELY POND MONSTER: looking for love (it was a practical choice, we were originally planning to film somewhere with a pond) and had an amazing two weekends collaborating with friends. Then we decided to name our movie company (why, yes, we actually inc.’ed ourselves) Lonely Pond Productions, Inc. So everything became lonelypond. I keep the name on the blog because 1. Google it, you mostly find me and 2. to remind me that creating things I didn’t know I could do is a blast. And the sort of adventure I want to keep having.
I also like to think of it as lonely in one of its little used definitions: remote. I’m less close to urban and artistic centers than I once was (and I still miss the stuffed pizza), but where you are is mostly what you make of it.
I do most of my talking on Twitter @mdnightmaverick but the conversations continue here– especially after 1 a.m.