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If I want you to take one thing away from this blog post, it's that Matt Haines does not support wearing blackface. In fact, nobody who works at MattHainesWrites.com (it's just me) supports wearing blackface. I've never worn blackface and I'll never wear blackface. But there's a big difference between the two halves of that… Continue reading Et Tu, Justin Trudeau?
I saw a lot of movies last week, and Luce stands out!
The title says it all. What in the hell am I supposed to write about in this thing? I've been thinking about why I've had so much trouble blogging regularly in the past. Here are a few of the reasons I came up with: It takes time. I'm already pretty packed as it is. In… Continue reading What the Heck Do I Write About on This Thing?
About a year ago (actually, a year minus a week ago), I successfully pitched my first article to The New Orleans Advocate. At that point (early-April 2018), I had been back from my Appalachian Trail hike for almost six months and decided I wanted to try to make a living as a writer. Back in… Continue reading How Do You Measure a Year? (At MattHainesWrites.com)
I'm spending the night in Fort Stockton, Texas because -- if I tried to drive to the next town -- I would fall asleep and take this mid-size SUV off a cliff. Here's a few things about that first sentence: 1) I'm heading to Big Bend National Park. I'll be in the park for about… Continue reading I’m Driving in a Car!
Happy Thursday! I'm going to be writing more about this in tomorrow's post, but I'll be referencing an essay I just re-read, and I figured I'd share it here today. I have a hunch this won't be super popular, and there's so much grey area, I'm having a hard time articulating what I think. But… Continue reading I Think -vs- I Know
Well, it only took me 10 months, but I've finally done it. This is the first week I've managed to pop out a blog post in five consecutive days. Wooooo!! It's a tough balance, because blog posts don't directly bring in any money. I guess I should look into ways to monetize it through ads,… Continue reading 5 Days in a Row!
The ending began with Pasta Bolognese. The beginning began with a wedding. I had one in the Summer of 2015. Newly single, I wanted a "colorful look" for the reception. I walked into H&M and spotted you across the room. You were perfect to me. A woman told me years earlier that blue shirts go… Continue reading I’ll Never Love Another
I'm a BIG movie fan, averaging at least a movie in theaters each week. Often, that means going to a 9:30pm showing at Canal Place by myself. That's usually no problem, though it got a little weird recently when I went to see Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor and Winnie-the-Pooh. I'm a big Ewan McGregor… Continue reading The 29th Annual NOLA Film Fest (Haines’ Picks)